Nigeria Super Eagles will end 2018 as the 44th best playing nation in the world according to the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.
With the ranking, the Eagles are the fourth-best team on the Africa continent with 1427 points.
The Super Eagles played out a draw in the two matches they played in November which has no doubt impacted on their FIFA Ranking position in the world and continent.
The Teranga Lions of Senegal are now ranked the number one team in Africa having displaced Tunisia from the number-one position. Both are ranked 23rd and 26th respectively in the world.
Belgium remain top in the latest FIFA World Ranking, although the gap between the Red Devils, France (2nd, unchanged) and Brazil (3rd, unchanged) has narrowed over the past month.
Defeats for the leading duo in the UEFA Nations League resulted in both dropping six FIFA Ranking points, while Brazil – even though they are still 50 points behind France – added seven after wins over Uruguay (7th, down 1) and Cameroon (55th, down 4).
The big climbers in the ranking include the African quintet of Mozambique (117th, up 5), Angola (125th, up 5), Sudan (127th, up 8), Comoros (143rd, up 5) and Gambia (166th, up 7). The rise of Kosovo (131st, up 6) was also notable as it took them to their highest FiFA Ranking position to date.