FIBA Rankings: D’Tigers Still No.1 in Africa, 19th in the World


With the end of the 2023 World Cup qualifying sessions, FIBA has released the most recent standings of African basketball countries.

In the most recent FIBA World rankings, Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, remained the continent’s top team and ranked 19th in the globe.


D’Tigers won two games, defeating Guinea and Ivory Coast, before falling to Angola in the last game, ceding the qualifying place to Cape Verde at the just finished African qualifiers for the World Cup in Luanda.


According to the most recent FIBA rankings, the D’Tigers are the best basketball country in Africa and the 19th best in the world, with 461.4 points.

Tunisia is ranked second on the continent and 21st overall, with 448.6 points, while Senegal is ranked third in Africa but 37th overall. Angola is the fourth-best country in Africa, but ranks 41st globally.

Ivory Coast, which also qualified for the World Cup, is ranked sixth in Africa and 42nd overall.

In the world, Spain are rated the best basketball-playing nation with 758 points ahead of the US, who sit second. Australia, Argentina, and France are third, fourth, and fifth respectively on the globe.

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