After giving a good account of themselves at the recently concluded Orange Total African Cup of Nations football competition, the Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up in 12 places on the latest FIFA rankings for the month of July.
The Super Eagles came third winning four matches and loosing two to Madagascar and eventual champions, Algeria.
Nigeria garnered 1, 481 points to place 33rd as against the 45th-place ranking in June.
Nigeria is now third in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia, who are 20th and 29th in the world, respectively.
The new rankings also saw African champions Algeria move to 40th (up by 28) while fellow finalists, Senegal move to 20th (up by 2).