Super Eagles of Nigeria have improved in the recent FIFA Ranking released by the world football governing body on Thursday.
Nigeria previously 52nd in the world now 47th, and now 6th in Africa after the likes of Tunisia (14th), Senegal (28th), Congo DR (38), Morocco (42) and Egypt (46).
It appears the results the friendly games played in March had a great impact in the April ranking, Nigeria defeated Poland 1-0 before collapsing 2-0 against Serbia in the other friendly.
Nigeria is the only African team going to the world cup who is not first-five most ranked African nations by FIFA.
The next FIFA world rankings will be released on May 17.