Three-time African champions, Nigeria have dropped to the 31st spot according to the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.
Recall Nigeria under a new tactician, Jose Peseiro, played four games within a spate of one month losing 1-2 to Mexico and 0-1 to Ecuador in the friendlies played in the United States before back-to-back victories over the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Príncipe in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Nigeria with points are now ranked fourth in Africa as Tunisia have moved to the the top three on the continent having been rated 30th in the world.
Senegal remain the best in Africa as the Teranga Lions are rated 24th best in the world while Morocco are second Africa’s best and 28th in the world as Cameroon complete the top five teams in Africa.
Meanwhile, former world champions Brazil retain their place at the top of the standings, having replaced Belgium in March as Belgium, Argentina, France, England, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Denmark make up the top 10.