Nigeria has retained her fourth position in Africa but dropped two places from her previous 44th position in FIFA Coca Cola World Rankings released on Thursday.
Nigeria also retained her 1,427 points from the previous list in December.
The first ranking of the year also saw Asian champions, Qatar, climb to 55th in the world, gaining 38 places and reaching their best position since 1993.
Meanwhile, Senegal retains her top spot among CAF teams with 1,505 points and 24th in the world with Tunisia following closely with 1,493 points on 28th place.
Behind is Morrocco who garnered 1,440 points after descending three places, from 40th placed in the previous list to 43rd.
The next rankings will be published on April 4.