Aruna Quadri has set up a new personal record for Nigeria and himself as he is ranked 21 in the end-of-the-year ranking.
The standing has been released on Thursday from the entire table tennis judgment body.
The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, NTTF, in a statement on Friday, said Quadri has surpassed his finest of 25th at the ranking.
"It has helped him to reestablish Egypt's Omar Assar as the continent's best-ranked participant in the world.
"Despite not matching the record set by Assar since the primary African ranked among the top 20 in the world, Quadri finishes the year since the highest-ranked African at the most recent rating," the Nigerian sport ruling body said.
After successes over players in the Swedish Open, Quadri amassed 50 points to improve to be rated 21.
Prior to this ranking, the best attained by Quadri on earth rating was 25 and for this, he has set a record for also himself and Nigeria.
Assar's failure to become more active appears to have influenced his evaluation, as the Egyptian dropped from 20 to 26 in the latest ranking.
"The feat is commendable as Quadri continues to place Nigeria and Africa on the world map with his scintillating performance at global stage.
"We're excited about this latest ranking and this goes to show that our efforts are paying off and what we just need to do is to ensure we unearth and nurture more players such as Quadri.
"Additionally, the youthful players must take a cue from Quadri with regard to their diligence, professionalism and dedication to the transaction.
"I really hope and believe they may follow his footsteps in their career to make it on the top," the President of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), Ishaku Tikon, said.