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
TOP 10 in the world
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
98.South Sudan climbed +9 places
- Albania Climbed +7 places
115.Kenya Climbed +7 places
78.Central African Rep. +5 Places
84.DR Congo +5 Places
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.