Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved six places to 57th spot in the November ranking made public today by the world football governing body, FIFA.
Nigeria also improved on the same number from 16th to 10th in the Africa ranking with Niger Republic making the highest leap of 30 places to 107th in the world and 30th in Africa.
The Stephen Keshi-tutored team’s improvement on the monthly ranking would not come as a suprise to followers of the game, following their qualification for the 2013 African Nations Cup, which falls within the month under review.
Cote d’Ivoire still top the Africa ranking, as the nation is 15th in the world, while Algeria moved up five places to occupy Africa’s second spot and 19th in the world.
Mali are third on the Africa ranking after the west African nation dropped one place and now ranked 28th in the world.
Spain top the world ratings, while Germany, Argentina, Portugal and Italy complete the top five countries.