D’Tigers drop six places in latest FIBA ranking

D’Tigers drop six places in latest FIBA ranking

Nigeria’s men basketball team, D’Tigers, have dropped six places in the latest ranking released by the world basketball ruling body, FIBA.

D’Tigers were one of the top five teams that dropped more than three steps in the ranking along with New Zealand, Egypt, Mozambique, and Rwanda.

The runner-up at the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket championship, D’tigers slipped to 32nd position after amassing 211.4 points but retained their status as the best team in Africa.

Angola, Senegal, Egypt and the current African champions Tunisia make up the top five countries in Africa.

Angola, who was second in the African zone retained their second place despite not moving a step up, while Senegal is in the third position with 178.2 points and 36th in the world ranking.

Current African champions, Tunisian are in the fourth position with 125.1 points while, Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire (65th in the world), Morocco (67th,) Cameroon (70th), Mali (74th) and Central African Republic (79th) in that order occupy the remaining positions in the ten positions in Africa.

In the world ranking, USA remains the top team in the world and they are followed by Spain, Serbia, France and Lituania in the top five.

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