Nigeria’s Beach Soccer national team has finished the year in 20th place in the overall world ranking, after it moved up 10 places in December 2016.
The latest ranking was released on Thursday by the Beach Soccer World Wide.
The Supersand Eagles finished second at the 2016 African Beach Soccer Cup of Nations in Lagos, which saw them qualify for next year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas.
Audu Adamu’s men now have 756 points and are third in Africa.
Egypt occupies the 16th spot with 908 points, while Senegal is now Africa’s best with 1028 points in 12th place in the world.
In the world, Portugal ended up as 2016 world best team ahead of Russia, Brazil, Italy, Iran, Switzerland, Tahiti, Japan, Paraguay and Spain.
The next World ranking will be published in January 2017.