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​FIBA RANKINGS: D’Tigers stay 1st in Africa, 32nd in the world



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Nigeria’s​ men’s basketball team,​ D’Tigers ​​retained the leading spot in Africa and the 32nd position in the world according to the latest FIBA Ranking released on Thursday.

D’Tigers, who are currently leading the Group D of the 2019 FIBA World Cup African Qualifiers having won three times in as many games, are one of the 17 teams that remained stagnant in the latest ranking.

Senegal were one of the movers. They moved up one place to 35th in the world and became second in the continent, while Angola dropped to third position in Africa as they sunk from 33 to 37 in the ranking.

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Egypt assumed fourth position, ranked the 50th in the world, followed by current African champions, Tunisian, who dropped six places to stay on 52nd.

Morocco are in sixth place in Africa, 63rd in the world, followed by Cameroon, 65th in the world, then Mali, 70th in the world, Cote D’ Iviore, 72nd in the world, before Central African Republic in tenth place and 75th in the world.

USA occupy the summit of the ranking, followed by Spain, France Serbia, Argentina, Lituania, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece and Australia in that order.


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