The Nigerian men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, may have failed to qualify for the FIBA World Cup, but they are still the highest-ranked team in Africa and the 19th-best team in the world, according to the latest FIBA World Rankings.
At the recently concluded African qualifiers in Luanda, D’Tigers won all of their five games to remain at the top of the African standings and keep their place in the world rankings.
The team’s head coach, Alexander Nwora, expressed his pride in the team’s performance, saying that it was a “great achievement” for them to have qualified for the World Cup. He also praised the team’s determination and commitment to achieving their goal.
Nwora acknowledged that the team will face stiff competition at the FIBA World Cup, but he believes that the team will be up to the challenge. He said that the team will be looking to build on their success in the African qualifiers and use it to their advantage in the tournament.
The D’Tigers have a long history of success in international basketball competitions, having won multiple medals in the African Basketball Championship. They also have a strong roster of players, including NBA stars Al-Farouq Aminu, Ike Diogu, and Ekpe Udoh, who will be looking to make a mark on the global stage.
The D’Tigers will be looking to make a statement at the FIBA World Cup and prove to the world that they are a force to be reckoned with. With the team’s commitment and determination, it’s likely that they will make a strong showing in the tournament.