The First Round Standings
The first round of the African qualifiers for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has concluded, and it’s time to take a look at the power rankings and see where each team stands. The qualifying matches were intense and showcased the talent and competitiveness of the African basketball teams. Let’s dive into the rankings and see how the teams performed.
Nigeria dominated the first round, winning all of their matches and securing the top spot in the rankings. With players like Precious Achiuwa and Josh Okogie leading the charge, Nigeria displayed exceptional teamwork and skill. Their performance in the qualifiers has solidified their status as one of the top contenders for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
Tunisia had an impressive showing in the first round, winning four out of five matches. Their victory against Angola, one of the strongest teams in Africa, showcased their determination and talent. With a well-balanced roster and solid coaching, Tunisia is a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming stages of the qualifiers.
Senegal had a solid performance in the first round, securing three wins and only suffering two defeats. Led by NBA player Gorgui Dieng, Senegal displayed a strong defense and showcased their ability to score from all areas of the court. With their athleticism and experience, Senegal is definitely a team that can make a deep run in the qualifiers.
Despite a surprising loss to Tunisia, Angola still managed to secure a spot in the top four. With players like Yanick Moreira and Carlos Morais, Angola displayed their offensive firepower and ability to compete against the best. They will be looking to bounce back in the next round and solidify their spot in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
5. Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast had a decent performance in the first round, winning two matches and suffering three defeats. Their victory against Guinea showcased their potential, but they will need to improve their consistency in the next round to secure a spot in the World Cup. With players like Deon Thompson and Souleyman Diabate, Ivory Coast has the talent to compete against the top teams.
Egypt had a tough first round, winning only one match and suffering four defeats. They struggled to find their rhythm and faced strong competition from the other teams. However, with players like Assem Marei and Wael Arakji, Egypt still has a chance to bounce back in the next round and make a push for the World Cup qualification.
7. Central African Republic
Central African Republic had a challenging first round, securing only one win and suffering four defeats. They faced tough competition and struggled to find their offensive groove. However, with players like Max Kouguere and Jimmy Djimrabaye, Central African Republic has the potential to improve in the upcoming stages of the qualifiers.
Guinea had a tough time in the first round, losing all of their matches. However, they showcased their fighting spirit and never gave up. With players like Sekou Doumbouya and Moustapha Diarra, Guinea will be looking to improve their performance in the next round and gain valuable experience for future tournaments.
Rwanda struggled in the first round, suffering four defeats and winning only one match. They faced strong opposition and found it challenging to match the firepower of the other teams. However, with players like Kenneth Gasana and Aristide Mugabe, Rwanda will be looking to regroup and improve in the next round of the qualifiers.
Mozambique had a tough time in the first round, winning only one match and suffering four defeats. They faced strong competition and struggled to find their offensive rhythm. However, with players like Joaquim Valdelicio and Milton Caifaz, Mozambique will be aiming to bounce back in the next round and make a push for the World Cup qualification.