Nigeria got a higher FIFA rating due to the successful outing at the just concluded Africa cup of nations tournament in South Africa. It was the highest since the year 2010
Nigeria has been rated 30th in the world and 4th in Africa by FIFA and CAF respectively.
According to FIFA.com, the February edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking is dominated by the CAF Africa Cup of Nations teams at the recently concluded AFCON 2013 in South Africa. By claiming their third title nation's cup with , Nigeria is now ranked 30th best soccer team in the world moving up
Nigeria has now moved from 52nd in the world to the 30th the best ranking since August 2010
Meanwhile, AFCON championship runner up, Burkina Faso, is now the 55th in the world while South Africa has moved to 60th from its initial 85th in FIFA ranking.