Nigeria reclaim Africa’s no.1 spot in FIBA ranking

Nigeria's D'tigers to face Cote D’ivoire, Mali, DR Congo in 2017 AfroBasket

Nigeria’s D’Tigers are now ranked number one in Africa, according to the latest FIBA ranking.

Despite finishing second, at the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket held in Tunisia last month, D’Tigers moved up 10 places, but are ranked 26th in the world.

The Nigerian men’s team has 211.3 points to become Africa’s best team.

Angola, who also dropped 10 points, are second with 198.7 points, but are 33rd in the world, while Senegal are in third position with 178.2 points and 36th in the world ranking.

Current African champions Tunisia are in fourth position with 119.9 points, while Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, Morocco, Cameroon, Mali and Central African Republic in that order occupy the remaining positions in the African top 10.

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