The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up four places in the latest FIFA April rankings released on Thursday.
The 2013 African champions garnered 1487 points in the month under review to become the third-best team on the continent after overtaking Algeria and Morocco.
Senegal, who dropped two places are ranked first in Africa and 22nd in the world with 1542 points, while Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles are ranked second in the continent with 1512 points.
Guinea Bissau moved a massive eleven places to the 108th position in the world, while Nambia are ranked 111th after moving 10 places owing to their impressive AFCON qualification outings.
The top six has not changed, with Belgium on top while France, Brazil, England, Portugal and Spain follow in that order.