Nigeria’s senior women national team, Super Falcons, are now ranked first in Africa according to the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.
The African champions garnered 1,614 points to move to the 38th spot on the ranking table for the month of March.
Nigeria placed first in Africa ahead of Cameroon, South Africa, Ghana, and Ivory Coast who are second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.
Zambia are also among several teams to have earned a FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking boost following a busy start to the year.
A combination of Women’s Olympic Football Tournament qualifiers and several friendly tournaments have caused significant movement across the continents.
While the Zambians (100th, up six) are this edition’s biggest climbers after clinching a spot at the Olympics with a victory over Cameroon, they are not the only team ascending the order.
France (3rd, up one), Brazil (8th, up one), Korea DPR (10th, up one) and Korea Republic (18th, up two) have all edged upwards in the top 20, while both Slovenia (49th, up one) and Jamaica (50th, up one) are now in their highest-ever positions.