Nigeria's Super Eagles have dropped a place in the latest FIFA World rankings released on Thursday.
The Super Eagles were previously ranked 39th globally but are now placed 40th.
They also dropped to sixth position in Africa despite thrashing Sao Tome and Principe 6-0 to secure qualification for next year's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Morocco's Atlas Lions retained their position as the top-ranked team on the continent.
The Atlas Lions are followed by the Terangha Lions of Senegal, Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, Desert Foxes of Algeria and Pharaohs of Egypt.
Argentina stay number one in the latest rankings.
The World champions are followed by France, Brazil, England and Belgium, making up the top five teams in the world.