Nigeria have dropped to 46th spot in the first Fifa ranking released in 2019.
The three-time African champions ended 2018 as the 44th best nation – a position they have kept since October but the new grading has seen them drop two places with no upward movement for countries between 28th and 51st spot.
Senegal lead the continent’s standings with Tunisia and Morocco occupying the second and third places respectively while DR Congo, Ghana, Cameroon, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Mali complete the top ten spots in Africa.
Next month, Nigeria will conclude their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with against Seychelles in Asaba before playing Egypt in an international friendly billed for the same city on March 26.
The next Fifa ranking will be released on April 4.