DAILY POST had reported that Nigeria moved up five places from 52nd penultimate month to 47th position last month.
Bafana Bafana have held onto their position in the latest FIFA World Rankings, released for May 2018.
This means that Nigeria, with less than a month to go until the World Cup, are 47th overall and sixth in the continent.
Barrister Dalung expressed delight in the team's show of commitment, patriotism and unity of objective as the World Cup in Russian Federation gradually gets closer.
Nigeria global Arsenal's Kelechi Nwankali, has sent a good will message to the Super Eagles as they prepare for final leg of training ahead of the 2018 World Cup final in Russian Federation. "There's nothing to fear about", Agbeyangi said.
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Germany, Brazil and Belgium occupy the top three positions, while Super Eagles world cup opponents, Argentina, Croatia and Iceland occupy the 5th, 18th and 22nd positions. respectively.
It is the first national call-up for Kano Pillars forward Lokosa, so is Italian Serie A side Crotone's striker Nwankwo.
The Congo match, according to sources would also be expected to afford fans the opportunity to assess the team in their final home game before the World Cup.
Olanrewaju is gutted to have been left out of Nigeria's 30 man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.