The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped nine places to 50th position on the latest FIFA ranking despite defeating Argentina 4-2 in a recent friendly.
Nigeria, was ranked 41st in the world and 5th in Africa last month, are now 8th on the continent.
The Eagles’ drop comes after they drew 1-1 with Algeria in their final group game of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign and defeated Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly in Russia.
Senegal rose to their highest ever position on the ranking to berth at 23rd globally and first in Africa. The Teranga lions rise comes on the back of securing a first World Cup place since 2002.
The ranking’s top five is Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium, all maintained their positions from the October edition.