The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up two places to 38th position on the latest FIFA world football ranking released on Thursday.
The Super Eagles, who were ranked 40th in the world and 5th in Africa last month, overtook Burkina Faso to moved to 4th on the continent behind Egypt, Senegal and 2016 AFCON champions, Cameroon.
Burkina Faso fell to 7th in Africa.
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