- Nigeria have moved from 41st position to 40th in the latest FIFA ranking
- The Super Eagles are now 5th best team in Africa according to the April 2017 rankings by FIFA
- Egypt are African's best football nation, but Brazil are number one in the world
The Nigeria's Super Eagles have now moved to 5th position in Africa and 40th best in the world in the latest FIFA ranking released by the world's football governing body on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Gernot Rohr's men were ranked 41st in March 2017 but in April, they moved a place up thanks to their 1-1 international friendly draw against Senegal in London.
NAIJ.com can report that the Super Eagles are fifth in Africa and are behind Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon and Burkina Faso.
Cameroon who will face the Super Eagles in a crunch 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier have dropped a place to occupy number 33 in the world though third in Africa.
On the global scene, Brazil returned to their seat at the top of the podium after a seven-year break and the Samba Boys are followed closely by Argentina, Germany, Chile and Colombia.
The next FIFA ranking will be released on May 4, 2017.