The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up two places up in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola world ranking released Thursday after accruing a total of 730 points AOIFootball.com can authoritatively report.
The 2013 AFCON winners also went one place up in Africa and now seat at 38th and 4th position in the world and Africa, respectively.
Despite this feat, the Super Eagles are not bothered but are looking to even do more and get to the top by working harder and remaining focused.
The official twitter handle of the Nigeria Super Eagles @NGSuperEagles tweeted Thursday: “We’ll keep working hard and remaining focused. We aren’t there yet! #FIFARanking #SoarSuperEagles 🇳🇬“
Egypt still maintain their first position in Africa after amassing a total of 903 points. The Teranga Lions of Senegal trail behind them at 2nd place with 839 points while current AFCON defending champions, Cameroon are ranked 3rd after gathering a total of 811 points.
Nigeria and Cameroon are seeded in the same group in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The Super Eagles currently top the group after gathering a maximum number of 6 points from two matches while Cameroon seat at second position with 2 points from two matches.
The two teams will be locking horns in a double-legged 3rd round fixture in Nigeria and Cameroon in August.
Only one of these teams will eventually make it to Russia.