The Super Eagles of Nigeria remained the 51st best football playing nation in the World according to the latest FIFA rankings released by World Football governing body for the month of December.
Last month they occupied same spot and just like it was last month, they are also ninth best in Africa with Tunisia retaining their number one spot as best in Africa.
Overall, the Tunisians are 23rd in the world while African champions Cameroon 45th in the World and more surprisingly 7th in Africa.
The top five highest ranked African teams are Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Congo DR. Globally Germany are still the world best team.
Nigeria’s World Cup group D rivals Iceland have however moved into the top 20 in world football after they moved from the number 22nd spot to 20th in the latest rankings.
FIFA will release another rankings next month, precisely on the 15th of February , where Nigeria are expected to rely on other nations to drop points in games as they won’t be in action until March.