Nigeria’s Super Eagles moved up one place in the latest rankings released by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Friday morning.
The three-time African champions moved from the 40th to 39th position.
Jose Peseiro’s side, however, remain sixth in Africa.
The slight improvement was a result of the team’s victory against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone this month.
The Super Eagles defeated the Leone Stars 3-2 in Monrovia to secure a place at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Atlas Lions of Morocco remain the number one team on the continent, with the Terangha Lions of Senegal and Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in second and third position, respectively.
The Desert Foxes of Algeria and Pharaohs of Egypt complete the top five teams.