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FIBA Ranking: NBBF President Salutes D’Tigress… Says Raking is justified

Nigeria Basketball Federation President, Engr Ahmadu Musa Kida has congratulated the Women National Basketball Team, D’Tigeress for their recent rakings by the World Basketball Regulating Body, FIBA.

Nigeria’s female basketball team D’Tigress was ranked among the world top 10 teams. This was made known from FIBA’s Power Rankings for women released on Wednesday.

Kida said the raking is coming as a result of the outstanding performance of the D’Tigeress at both the FIBA African Championship and FIBA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers held recently in Belgrade.

The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Power Rankings are put together by panel, led by FIBA’s Women’s Basketball specialist Paul Nilsen, has also revealed the lineup for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022.

The NBBF Boss said the ranking is the second volume, after the first volume of the Power Rankings drawn up before the recent World Cup Qualifying Tournaments, plus subsequent results.

Kida said that with their performance in Belgrade, and rankings, that the D’Tigress has become a force to reckon with the game world wide.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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