Nigeria climbed three places and now occupy the 67th position in the latest FIFA rankings.
This means Nigeria still remains 16th position in Africa men’s ranking released by FIFA on Thursday.Algeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Egypt are the top five teams in Africa in that order.
Two of Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup, Group B opponents, Cameroon and Zambia are ranked 54th and 91st respectively in the updated ranking.
A new ranking will be published by the world governing body’s official website on September 15, 2016.
The third round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Nigeria starts on October 3rd against Zambia