Nigeria: FIBA Ranking – Nigeria Retains Continental Lead, Now World 22nd


D’Tigers were able to achieve this feat after winning their three matches against South Sudan, Rwanda and Mali in the just concluded 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers.

Nigeria’s Senior Basketball team, D’Tigers, has retained its continental lead and moved up to 22nd position in world ranking, after winning all its games at the FIBA AfroBasket qualifiers.

In the ranking table on the Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) website on Thursday, D’Tigers’ moved by one spot up on the global scene after garnering 433.3 points in the month under review.

D’Tigers were able to achieve this feat after winning their three matches against South Sudan, Rwanda and Mali in the just concluded 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers.

On the global scene, the USA maintained a firm grip on top spot, ahead of Number 2 Spain.

Russia is the only newcomer to the top 10 after climbing two spots to Number 9 and switching places with the Czech Republic, which dropped to Number 11.

Having played just one game in November, Italy stayed put at Number 12 despite seeing their point tally grow to 582.5.

Defending EuroBasket champions Slovenia, which won twice to improve to 3-1 in Group F of the Qualifiers and clinch a spot in the Final Round, climbed two spots to Number 16 after wins over Ukraine and Austria.

Wins against higher-ranked Spain (Number 2) and Poland (Number 13) not only locked in Israel’s berth at the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 but also saw them rise two spots to Number 39.

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