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D’Tigress drop one spot in FIBA ranking

D’Tigress drop one spot in FIBA ranking

D’Tigress dropped one spot in the latest FIBA global rankings but retained their position as the No 1 female basketball playing nation in Africa. 

The ranking which was updated on February 28, after the February 2023 Continental qualifiers saw D’Tigress drop one spot to sit 16th having missed out on playing at the FIBA Women’s World Cup in 2022 due to government interference and an unsolved crisis within the Nigeria Basketball Federation hierarchy.

Nigeria retained their top spot in Africa while Mali who sat in second spot also dropped one spot to be ranked No 27 globally. Senegal are third and 31st in the world, Egypt sits fourth on the log and 39th in the world while Mozambique completes the top 5 best female basketball playing nations in Africa. 

Uganda and South Sudan are the highest movers from Africa climbing nine spots each to 80th and 109th in the world. Mozambique moved up four points to sit 43rd in the global rankings and fifth in Africa while Egypt and Kenya both moved up three spots respectively. 

There were no upward or downward movements in the top 12 positions in the world. The United States maintained their top spot followed by China, Australia, Spain and Canada. France sits sixth followed by Belgium, Serbia, Japan and Puerto Rico. 

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