Following their amazing performance at the just concluded 2019 FIBA men’s World Cup in China, Nigeria’s D’Tigers now rank 23rd in the latest ranking.
The Nigerian side picked up 2020 Tokyo Olympics games ticket in China after defeating Cote d’Ivoire and upset host China in final of the classification games.
The latest World ranking shows D’Tigers moved up 10 places and emerged as the top in Africa dumping Angola, Tunisia and Senegal to 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions respectively.
Out of the five matches played in China, D’Tigers won three against Korea Republic, Cote d’Ivoire and China but lost to Russia and runner up Argentina.
D’Tigers have now qualified for three consecutive Olympic games on the bounce.