Lagos - Nigeria has moved one place upwards in the latest FIFA World ranking released on Thursday.
The Super Eagles moved from 45th ranked in April to 44th in the world, but maintained the number six place in Africa in the May ranking. Ivory Coast, Egypt, Algeria, Ghana and Cape Verde all held on to the top five spots on the continent.
The top ten positions in Africa also did not change, as Tunisia, Cameroon, Guinea and Mali completed the chart.
In the global ranking, Spain, Germany and Portugal kept the top three places, while 2014 FIFA World Cup hosts, Brazil moved from 6th to 4th place. Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina, Switzerland, Italy and Greece occupy the 5th to 10th places in that order.
It could be recalled that Nigeria moved from 47th spot in March to 45th in April.