Silverbacks Rise Four Places In The Latest Rankings

Uganda men’s  National Basketball team, the Silverbacks have risen four places in the latest  FIBA  world rankings  released on Wednesday 9th of December 2020.

The Silverbacks that garnered 96.7 points rose from 100th to  97th out of 168 member countries ranked by the world  basketball governing body.

Uganda’s  rise in  rankings  follows their incredible performance in the first window of  the  FIBA AfroBasket  qualifiers in Alexandria, Egypt where they garnered  5 points in  group  W having won two of three games played( beating  Cape Verde and Morocco).

Group E leaders Egypt sit 60th with 170.1 points while Morocco ( 132.5) and Cape Verde ( 98.4) are 69th and 94th respectively.

USA is FIBA’s number one  ranked side while the only change  in the top 10 sees Russia rise two places from 11th position to 9th.

South Sudan has been made the biggest climb in the rankings, having risen 9 places to 98th position.

Rwanda sits in the 95th position ahead of Uganda which is 97th .

Men’s Ranking after the second window of the FIBA Continental Cup Qualifiers

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TOP 10 in the world

1.USA

2.Spain

3.Australia

4.Argentina

5.Serbia

6.France

7.Greece

8.Lithuania

9.Russia

10.Brazil

Top ten in Africa

1.Nigeria  and 22nd  in the world

2.Angola  and  32nd  in the world

3.Tunisia   and  33rd  in the world

4.Senegal    and 35th  in the world

5.Ivory Coast and 48th  in the world

6.Egypt            and  6oth  in the world

7.Cameroon     and  64th in the world

8.Morocco        and  69th  in  the world

9.Mali                and  75th  in  the  wold

10.Central African Republic  78th in the world

Climbers:

98.South Sudan climbed +9 places

  1. Albania Climbed +7 places

115.Kenya           Climbed +7 places

78.Central African Rep.      +5 Places

84.DR Congo                        +5 Places

Fallers:

124.Madagascar     -30 places

79.Kazakhstan        -4  places

92.Tahiti                  -4 places

95.Rwanda             -4 places

93.Palestine            -3 places

National teams will return to action in February next year, with the last of three FIBA Continental Cup Qualifiers windows.

Frank
Frankhttp://www.fremermedia.com
Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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