Nigerian Premier League rated Africa's best for 2012
Izu Azuka of Sunshine vs Djoliba
The classification was done by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics who assessed the performances of the clubs from January 1 to July 10 2012.
The IFHHS added points won in all continental competitions by the five best placed clubs of the Nigerian Premier League.
Last month, two Nigerian clubs Enyimba FC and Sunshine Stars were named in the 2012 top ten club rankings for Africa.
The performances of the clubs were assessed from January 1 to July 10 2012.
Tunisia's top flight, which has reigning African champions Esperance, is in second place in Africa and ranked 31st in the world.
The Ghana Premier League is in third place but tied on points with Morocco.
With no competition taking place in Egypt since January 2012, the country's Premier League is ranked 9th on the continent despite having two clubs in the CAF Champions League.
Top ten African Leagues:
24. (1) Nigeria
31. (2) Tunisia
38. (3) Ghana
38 (4) Morocco
40. (5) Mali
41. (6) Algeria
44. (7) Sudan
51. (8) South Africa
54. (9) Egypt
58. (10) Cameroon
* Africa's ranking in brackets