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FIBA Rankings: D’Tigers still No.1 in Africa, 19th in the world

FIBA has announced the latest ranking of the African countries in basketball following the completion of the 2023 World Cup qualifying windows.

Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, retained their position as the number one team on the continent and 19th in the world in the latest FIBA World rankings.

D’Tigers won two games, defeating Guinea and Ivory Coast, before losing the final game to Angola, to lost the qualifying position to Cape Verde at the recently concluded window of the African qualifiers for the World Cup in Luanda.

According to the latest ranking published on the FIBA website, D’Tigers are the top-playing basketball country in Africa and 19th in the World with 461.4 points.

Tunisia are placed second on the continent and 21 in the world with 448.6 points, while Senegal are ranked third in Africa but placed 37th in the world. Angola are the fourth-best nation in Africa but 41 at the global level.

Ivory Coast, who also qualified for the World Cup, occupies the fifth position in Africa and 42 in the world.

In the world, Spain are rated the best basketball-playing nation with 758 points ahead of the US, who sit second. Australia, Argentina, and France are third, fourth, and fifth respectively on the globe.

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