Super Eagles have retained their 41st position in the FIFA rankings following the latest edition released Thursday by the world football governing body. They also remained at the 7th spot in Africa, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports.
The former Africa champions rank behind Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Congo DR on the continent.
Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying opponents and reigning African champions, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon moved up one spot from 33rd to 32nd.
On the continent, the five-time AFCON winners are now third behind Egypt and Senegal.
Eagles two other World Cup qualifying group opponents, Algeria and Zambia are currently 50th and 90th respectively.
Algeria retained their position, Zambia moved up one spot.
Their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifying opponents South Africa, Seychelles and Libya also didn’t make any significant change in the latest ranking.
South Africa and Libya maintained their 62nd and 92nd positions respectively, while Seychelles dropped to 187.
Nigeria prepare to face Senegal and Burkina Faso later in the month, in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
On the world scale, Argentina, Brazil and Germany remain in the first, second and third positions respectively.
The next FIFA Rankings will be released on 6th April.