Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up 12 spots from 45th to 33rd in the latest FIFA world rankings.
The rankings, released on Thursday, shows Nigeria maintained the 3rd position in Africa with an improvement from 1433 points in June to 1481.
AFCON silver medallists, Senegal, maintained their number one spot in Africa but moved two spots up from 22nd to 20th in the world.
African champions Algeria are the biggest movers in the latest rankings. The Desert Foxes moved 28 spots up to 40 in the world but ranked fourth in Africa.