On the continental level, the Eagles are still placed fourth behind Senegal (18), Morocco (23) and Tunisia (30).
Mali on Sunday said it was leaving a five-country military alliance in the Sahel region of Africa.
Gambia ended the game being leapfrogged for the top spot in Group F by Mali on goals difference and will now face Guinea.
The federal government on Wednesday destroyed over one million doses of expired AstraZeneca vaccines in Abuja.
Mr Lacroix told the UN Security Council on Friday that the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region remained highly volatile.
The World Health Organisation blame the laggard mass inoculation on dearth of COVID-19 vaccines in the continent.
To be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, a total of 24 counties will feature in the competition.
“The price of doing nothing in the face of these growing hunger needs will inevitably be measured in terms of lost lives.”