Ongwae Photo Courtesy: FIBA can confirm Kenya has moved up the FIBA Men’s Basketball world rankings in the aftermath of booking its place at the African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) for the first time in 28 years.

Mills Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Kenya moved up three places in the latest rankings released by basketball’s world governing body with the East African country progressing to this year’s AfroBasket thanks to a shock 74-73 win over perennial powerhouse Angola. Kenya ranks 112th in the world and 19th in Africa.

Kenya celebrates win over Angola Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Liz Mills became the first female head coach to lead a Male team on the continent to a major competition in basketball. Angola dropped a spot to 33 in the world and second in Africa.

The biggest movers on the continent was Mozambique despite the country’s inability to progress to the AfroBasket; Mozambique moved six places to 90th place in the world and 12th in Africa.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

2021 AfroBasket Host Rwanda was also a big gainer as the country moved four places to 91st in the world and 13th in Africa.

Tunisia, Senegal and Ivory Coast make up the rest of the top five ranked nations on the continent accordingly.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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