The Super Eagles climbed 12 places in the latest men’s football ranking released by FIFA on Thursday, moving from 45th to 33rd position.
The move was the highest leap for the Eagles on the ranking in 2019 so far.
They also gained 48 points, to earn 1,481 from their previous points of 1,433, after winning five, losing three and drawing one in nine games under the months in review.
However, the three-time African champions remain third on the continent behind Senegal, who moved up two places from 18 to 20 in the world while Tunisia dropped four spots to 29th in the world.
Gernot Rohr’s team won bronze at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt after beating Tunisia 1-0 in the third-place match.
Meanwhile, newly crowned African champions, the Desert Foxes of Algeria made the biggest move in the ranking, going up from 68th to 40th and gaining 117 points.
Belgium remain world No.1, while Brazil climbed from third to second following their Copa America triumph. France, England and Uruguay make up the rest of the top five teams.