The Super Eagles of Nigeria has dropped three places to 45th spot in the latest FIFA ranking, released by International Federation of Association Football.
The latest ranking is a sharp blow to the Eagles who moved up four places in April.
The team however maintained the third spot in Africa after Senegal who is first in Africa and 22nd in the world and Tunisia who is second in Africa and 25th globally.
It is not clear whether the latest ranking is as a result of the goalless match the Eagles had with Zimbabwe last Saturday during a friendly.
Nigeria join Guinea, DR Congo, Lesotho and Seychelles as the African teams with the biggest drop in ranks in the standings.
Morocco , DR Congo , Ghana , Cameroon , Egypt , Burkina Faso  and Mali  make up the other top 10 teams in the continent.
Nigeria will be aiming for greater heights in the next Fifa ranking scheduled for July 25 with their performances at the Africa Cup of Nations will be included.
The three-time African champions have been placed in Group B of the tournament with Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar.