The Super Eagles of Nigeria have climbed once again on the monthly FIFA world rankings.
The latest rankings released on Thursday, sees Nigeria climb one spot to 38th in the world and sixth in Africa.
The Indomitable Lions have also climbed one spot to 37th in the world and fifth on the continent.
Both teams will clash next month in crucial World Cup qualifiers.
Nigeria will host them in Uyo on September 1 with the reverse game in Yaounde three days later.
Algeria and Zambia are the other teams in Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying group.
Algeria are eighth in Africa and 48th globally, while Zambia are a lowly 96th in the world and 25th in Africa.