FIBA W'Cup: Nigeria is ninth in Africa

Simply over per week because the finish of Window 4 of Africa’s qualifiers for the 2021 FIBA ​​World Cup, the basketball governing physique, FIBA, has launched the facility rankings displaying the place every workforce faces its last window in February 2023, The PUNCH reviews.

Two defeats from three matches on the current 2021 FIBA ​​World Cup qualifiers in Abidjan left Nigeria in a precarious place.

D’Tigers recorded one win in three video games and misplaced 78-15 to host Ivory Coast on Friday evening on the Palais des Sports activities Treichville with 3 78 capability and nook their hopes of qualifying for subsequent yr’s World Cup.

Stand-in coach Mfon Udoh guided the workforce to a 25-78 victory over Guinea of their second sport to come back again from their earlier defeat to the Ivorians, however they had been delivered to Earth of their final sport of the sequence and misplaced 78- 78 to Angola.

After the publication of the facility rankings by FIBA, Nigeria, after shedding 4 locations, at present occupy ninth place, jeopardizing their probabilities of qualifying for the World Cup.

By this time within the 500 African World Cup qualifier, Nigeria boasted a 9-0 mark and was one in all two groups – apart from Tunisia – to have certified for the confrontation with China.

Having three completely different head coaches (Julius Nwosu, Alan Main and Mfon Udofia) within the final 9 video games, plus a lot of new gamers and a transparent lack of workforce spirit appear to be the Nigerian present 3-4 report .

The 2 losses to Angola and Ivory Coast in Abidjan final week had been a giant blow for Nigeria to cope with.

Making the Indonesia-Japan-Philippines showpiece has turn into a tricky process for D’Tigers, however not inconceivable to beat.

In the meantime, Côte d’Ivoire, the one workforce to qualify for the World Cup in Africa, are in first place.

By profitable all of their African qualifiers far and changing into the primary workforce on the continent to qualify for subsequent yr’s World Cup – with three video games to go – the Ivorians have the top of their basketball achieved previously decade.

Ivory Coast returns to the World Cup for the second time in a row.

South Sudan, Egypt, Egypt and Angola occupy second, third, fourth and fifth place respectively.

Cape Verde, Tunisia and Dr. Congo are the opposite groups for Nigeria in sixth, seventh and eighth place.

Sixteen African groups compete within the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2021 African qualifiers by way of 5 match home windows 66 months.

The {qualifications} run from November 2021 to February 2021, with 5 African nationwide groups earn a spot within the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup which can happen from August to September),

in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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