The Super Eagles got a small lift on Thursday when they rose in the FIFA rankings to 53rd in the world.
They thus climbed four places from last month, when they plummeted an unprecedented 14 places.
There are however no changes in Nigeria’s points total, which remains 601, and their African ranking, which stays at 10th.
Algeria, Cote d Iviore, Ghana, Tunisia, Senegal, Cameroon, Congo, Cape Verde and Egypt are the leading nine teams in Africa, while Argentina remain No.1 in the world followed by Belgium and Germany.
There were no international games in July.
The two countries facing each other for the place in the second round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers to face Nigeria are ranked significantly lower.
Swaziland are ranked 132nd in the world, up six places from their previous spot, while Djibouti are ranked 206th, up one place from last month.
Tanzania, Nigeria’s opponents in September’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, are 140th, down six spots from their previous ranking.
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