D’Tigers Move Up 10 Places, Now 23rd Best Team In The World

By Obaseki Anthony on September 20, 2019

Views: 452

D’Tigers have moved  up 10 places to rank as the 23rd best team in the world in the latest FIBA ranking released after the 2019 FIBA men’s World Cup in China.

The Nigerian senior men’s team, which became the first country in the world to qualify for the World Cup, won three games and lost two during the competition to finish 17th out of the 32 participating teams.

The Alex Nwora-tutored side, which have qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, are still ranked number one in Africa ahead of Angola, Tunisia, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire – which are ranked 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.

Reacting after the ranking was published, Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) President, Engr Musa Kida, said the latest feat was the right reward for hard work put in place by the federation and the team during the qualifiers and World Cup preparations which culminated in a good outing in China.

“We are really excited with this announcement. It shows that the world has continued to pay attention to Nigerian basketball after many years of playing second fiddle.

“Although, I believe that we deserve more than being 23rd best team in the world based on our current form, but it is a process. The federation is excited that we are on the right track and we will continue to push harder in our resolve to record more successes,” Kida said.

USA still hold on to the number one spot while current World Champion Spain are ranked second ahead of Australia, which climbed eight places to the third spot.

•PHOTO: Nigeria’s D’Tigers in action

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 20, 2019


 

You may also like...
Shock, Grief As Cultists Kill Brother Of Eagles...

Atletico Madrid ship Mensah

Paradou Stun Enyimba In CAF Confederation Cup

CHAN Eagles: Enyimba unshaken by players’ absence

Tottenham defender released after arrest on suspicion of...

Nasarawa United off to Dakar for CAF Confederation...

 

Latest News NPFL Clubs Set For Showdown With LMC Over Plans To End Season Prematurely Wrestling Star Dies Two Months After Wife’s Death Messi’s Barcelona Exit Clause Expires Rohr: Tough To Convince Zirkzee To Play For Nigeria Yobo Takes Part In First Super Eagles’ Technical Crew Meeting Liverpool Players Show Solidarity With Black Lives Matter After Floyd Death Werner strikes As Leipzig Win In Cologne To Return To Third Chelsea Propose Increase To Nine Premier League Substitutes Coutinho Wants Premier League Return - Agent Torino v Parma kicks off Serie A return on 20 June Some Female Footballers Earn N30, 000 Monthly In Nigeria — Oshoala Man Utd Extend Ighalo’s Loan Deal Until January 2021

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (46,865 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (38,678 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (37,189 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (36,832 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (36,000 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (35,964 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (35,900 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (34,988 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (34,341 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (34,335 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (32,191 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (31,698 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (326) Basketball (205) Boxing (617) Columnists (581) Euro Soccer Update (7572) Fans Assembly (4) From the Grassroots (63) Golf (80) Interviews (15) Live Commentary (4) News (6396) NPL Glo Premier League (1168) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (8) Tennis (643)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media