The Super Eagles returned to African top 10 in the November FIFA Rankings released yesterday.
The three-time African champions are ranked seventh in the continent and 50th in the world thanks to the impressive unbeaten run under new Franco-German coach, Gernot Rohr. The coach has chalked up three straight wins over Tanzania, Zambia and Algeria in competitive games played under his watch.
Nigeria’s World Cup rivals Algeria and Cameroon dropped in the latest ratings.
Algeria are 38th in the world, three places down from their previous ranking, while Cameroon are 65th, six places below the position they enjoyed last month.
Zambia moved to 91st position, three spots up from last month’s ranking.
Bogus online publications had a fortnight ago dismissed Eagles achievements under Rohr with a false ranking that listed Nigeria outside Africa’s top ten.