The Super falcons of Nigeria has climbed one spot in the latest FIFA Women’s World ranking, rising from 39 to 38 and thereby retaining its number 1 position on the continent.
Nigeria improved in the ranking despite the team is yet to play a competitive game since last October in the Olympic qualifiers.
The biggest mover in the latest installment of the ranking is Zambia, the She-polopolo climbed six places to 100th globally.
Zambia has played twice since the turn of the year, facing Cameroon in an Olympic qualifying double header.
The She-polopolo punched the ticket for their debut appearance in the football event of the Summer Games with an aggregate victory over the Lionesses.
World champions USA are still the highest ranked team in the world , while Germany, France, Netherlands and Sweden make up the top five.