The D’Tigers, national men’s basketball team of Nigeria has dropped six places to 24th in the latest FIBA World rankings released this weekend after the FIBA World Cup ended in Spain.
Nigeria, despite dropping six places in the world ranking, maintained the 3rd position in Africa behind unmoved Tunisia in 23rd and African champions Angola, who dropped one place to 16th.
West African neighbours, Senegal, emerged the biggest movers in the world ranking moving up 11 places to 30th and fourth in Africa after an impressive World Cup in Spain
Egypt, despite failing to win a game at the World Cup took a giant leap moving up five places on the world rankings to 41 and 6th in Africa, behind Ivory Coast in Africa who dropped by one place 37th.
The rest of Africa’s top 10 on the rankings include Cameroun 43rd, Cape Verde 50th, Central African Republic 55th and Morocco in 59th position in the world.
However, for the world top 10, the United States, Spain, Argentina and Lithuania remain the top four countries in the FIBA bwin Men World Ranking. France after winning her first world basketball medal by overcoming Lithuania in the 3rd place match, moved up three places to 5th, surprise World cup finalist Serbia, moved to 7th from 11th place behind Russia who remained unmoved in 6th.
Turkey, Brazil and Greece complete the top 10 basketball nations in the world according to the International Basketball Federation release.