The Super Eagles of Nigeria have climbed four places on the latest ranking released early on Thursday by the world football governing body, FIFA.

On the latest ranking, the Nigerian national team are now on number 44 in the world and third on the African continent with Tunisia retaining their first position in Africa and number 22 in the world.

The Eagles’ four places rise was due to the back to back victories over Libya in the recently played Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

Senegal are second in Africa and 25 in the world, while Congo DR, Morocco, Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire complete Africa’s top 10 on the world ranking in that order.