Victor Moses of Nigeria (left) against Tanzania during a 2017 AFCON Qualifier
Thursday Sep 15, 2016. 13:46
Nigeria moved three spots in the latest FIFA rankings released today, while 2018 World Cup rivals Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia slipped in the ratings.
Nigeria are now 64th
in the world after they were 67th
the previous month.
They are also 14th
The slim 1-0 at home against Tanzania earlier this month will account for this upward climb.
Zambia, who will host Nigeria next month in final round of the qualifying series for the World Cup, are now 92nd
in the world after they occupied 91st
position in August.
Cameroon, who are also drawn against Nigeria in the World Cup qualifiers, dropped five places to 59th
in the world.
Algeria slipped to 35th
in the world and lost top spot in Africa to Cote d’Ivoire.