D’Tigers still Number 1 in Africa

by on December 7, 2018

D’Tigers of Nigeria, dropped one spot from their 32nd position to 33rd in the latest FIBA world ranking released on Thursday

The 2017 FIBA AfroBasket runner-up, D’Tigers amassed 292.8 points to retain their status as the best team in Africa.

Angola moved up one spot from third to second in Africa and one as well in the world ranking from 37 to 36 recording 266.0 points after winning all three of their games in the African Qualifiers – on home soil in Luanda – to also punch their ticket to China 2019.

Senegal occupies the third position in Africa with 261.2 points to finish 39th in the world ranking.

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Tunisia and Egypt maintained the fourth and fifth place to be ranked 51st and 52nd respectively in the world ranking.

D’Tigers are one of the 47 teams that dropped in the ranking despite having qualified for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

In the global ranking,USA remains the top team in the world and they are followed by Spain, France, Serbia, and Argentina in the top five. Lituania, Slovenia, Greece, Croatia, and Australia completed the top ten.

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