World Cup rivals Nigeria and Cameroon have both moved a spot up in the latest FIFA Rankings released today by the world football governing body.
The Super Eagles are 38th in the world and sixth in Africa, while Cameroon are 37th and fifth on the continent.
Both teams will clash next month in crucial World Cup qualifiers.
Nigeria will host the Indomitable Lions 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.