Silverbacks Rise Four Places, Top 10 In Africa, World Revealed

Uganda’s national men basketball team, the Silverbacks, has risen four places in the latest FIBA World Rankings.

Uganda moved to 97th, with 96.7 points per the new rankings.

The rise can be justified by the team’s recent exploits during the first window of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Qualifiers held in Alexandria earlier this month.

Despite losing the opener to hosts Egypt, Uganda recovered to record wins against Morocco and Cape Verde.

The Silverbacks will be hoping to qualify to the 2021 Afrobasket set in Kigali, after the February window.

The FIBA World Rankings are calculated using the rating points for each team in relation to the weighted average points for the past eight years.

Jimmy Enabu against Egypt. FIBA

The Silverbacks are ranked 15th in Africa.

Egypt, despite winning three games, were static in 60th place.

Cape Verde rose three places to 94th. Morocco dropped two places to 69th.

South Sudan were the highest climbers, moving nine places up to 98th following that good spell in Kigali this month.

Neighbours Kenya are 115th, DR Congo are 84th while Rwanda are ranked 95th after falling four places.

Top Ten in World

  1. USA
  2. Spain
  3. Australia
  4. Argentina
  5. Serbia
  6. France
  7. Greece
  8. Lithuania
  9. Russia
  10. Brazil

Top 10 Africa (world rank)

  1. Nigeria (22)
  2. Angola (32)
  3. Tunisia (33)
  4. Senegal (35)
  5. Ivory Coast (48)
  6. Egypt (60)
  7. Cameroon (64)
  8. Morocco (69)
  9. Mali (75)
  10. Central African Rep (78)



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