Nigeria moved up to 29th position as the FIFA World Rankings returned on Thursday after six months.
The global order of national team’s seedings, earlier this month, mainly across Europe, the ranking is back.
Prior to the latest ranking, the Eagles were 31st, meaning the three-time African Champions moved two steps up to the 29th position in the world.
On the continent, the ranking puts the Eagles in third place behind the Teranga Lions of Senegal, who are in 20th position and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, who occupy the 26th position.
African champions Algeria (35), Morocco (43), Ghana (46), Egypt (51), Cameroon (53), Mali (57) and DR Congo (57) complete Africa’s top 10.
The Eagles last game was in November 2019, when they defeated Lesotho 4-2 in an African Cup of Nations qualifier.
They were due to return to action in March with a 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Sierra Leone, but the games were postponed due to COVID-19.