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South Sudan Beat Rwanda In FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

Kuany Kuany goes for a throw during the game against Rwanda

South Sudan, the newest country in Africa, registered their first-ever win at FIBA world cup qualifiers after beating neighboring Rwanda 68 -56 in their last Group B game on Friday.

In their world cup debut in Friday, February 25, South Sudan came up strong against a determined Rwanda, winning 68-56.

South Sudan won the rebounding battle with 41 as they registered just ten turnovers against Rwanda’s 8 their bench outscored their opponent 34-25, and it was in the point where the South Sudanese punished Rwanda after scoring 39 points more than half of their 68 points.

Padiet Wang making his debut for South Sudan came up big for South Sudan, contributing 8 points and rebounds.

Nuni Omot who missed the Afrobasket last year got into the game in the third quarter with 6 quick points with three points for South Sudan who took the lead for the first time in the game.

Kuany Ngor Kuany added 18 points and Chudier Bile finished with 11 points for South Sudan. 

With three minutes left to play, Kuany Ngor Kuany was then ejected for a foul on Casana but that didn’t stop the team from defending their lead.

Coached by South Sudan Basketball Federation President Luol Deng for the second time in a Qualifiers Round, South Sudan have made history by winning their first ever game in a world cup qualifier.

South Sudan will next be in action on Saturday against Tunisia in the second game of their group.

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