In the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up five places from 52nd to 47th position.
The ranking was published on the world football governing body’s official website.
Nigeria’s friendly matches against Poland and Serbia certainly played a key role in the rise.
In Africa, the Super Eagles are now in the sixth position.
Overall, world champions Germany remain number one, with Brazil in second, Belgium are third, Portugal are in fourth and Argentina fifth.