Nigeria’s D’Tigers have moved two places up in the recently-released FIBA Men World Rankings released on Wednesday.
According to FIBA, the rankings were updated after the second window of FIBA Continental Cup Qualifiers
NAIRASPORTS Had earlier reports that D’Tigers moved from 33rd Position to 23rd in the world at the last Ranking released in September.
Nigeria’s qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was also instrumental to the massive increase in Ranking
The Nigeria senior national team emerged victorious in their three matches played at the just concluded Afro basketball qualifier in Kigali, Rwanda.
The team defeated hosts Rwanda, South Sudan and Mali to top the group and finished second in the tournament net rating.
The new ranking revealed that D’Tigers who was placed in 23rd in the last term moved up to 21st in the world and first in Africa with 433.3 points.
Meanwhile, Angola was ranked second in Africa, Tunisia in third, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire completed Africa Top 5 respectively