Nigeria has failed to gain grounds in the world ranking after world football governing body, FIFA, released the latest ranking on Thursday.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles remain 44 in the world, but drop to fourth in Africa despite sealing their place in the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in the last international break.
Nigeria picked up a valuable point against South Africa in Johannesburg to book a place in the 2019 AFCON billed for Cameroon, their first appearance in the competition since missing the last two editions.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Africa, Nigeria’s West African neighbours, Senegal, are the new kings of football in the continent.
Senegal leapfrogged North Africa country, Tunisia, to the number one spot after moving two places to 23 in the world. Tunisia finds itself in the 26 spot, as they dropped four places.
Morocco moved seven places in the world to occupy number 40, a position that saw them return to the top three on Africa.
Here are the top five ranked African nations in the world.
1. Senegal (23)
2. Tunisia (26)
3. Morocco (40)
4. Nigeria (44)
5. Democratic Republic of Congo (49)
The next FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking will be revealed on December 20, 2018.