Ghana are the second best team in Africa despite finishing fourth at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, world governing body Fifa has confirmed.
According to the latest Fifa ranking released on Thursday Ghana is among the 20 best sides in the world.
The Black Stars are also 19th ranked nation in the world for the month of February, one place behind Brazil.
Nigeria won their first Nations Cup trophy in 19 years to climb 22 places to 30th-their best ranking since August 2010.
Losing finalists Burkina Faso moved up a massive 37 places to 55th.
Ivory Coast despite bowing out at the quarter-final stage is Africa best team.
The Elephants have also achieved their best-ever world ranking (12th position).
Spain continue to reign supreme ahead of Germany and Argentina. England moved to fourth place after their home win over Brazil.
The February edition of the ranking is dominated by the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and the CONCACAF qualifying matches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.