New ranking released by FIFA on Thursday indicates that Nigeria has moved three places higher, placing 64th in the world and 14th in Africa with a cumulative score of 534.
According to the report, Nigeria was in the 67th and 16th last month.
While the Super Eagles climbed three places, all their rivals in the World Cup qualifying group dropped in the month under review.
Also, Nigeria’s first opponents in the Russia 2018 qualifiers, Zambia, dropped one step from 91 to 92 in the world and 24th in Africa with a cumulative score of 377. Algeria was formerly number one on the continent but after dropping three places, the North African country is now second to Cote d’Ivoire in Africa.