In a momentous victory, the basketball team of South Sudan has secured a place in the upcoming Olympic Games set to grace Paris next year.
This achievement comes as a testament to their remarkable performance as the premier African selection in the recent Mundobasket tournament.
South Sudan’s triumph unfolded in a resounding 101-78 win over Angola. Simultaneously, Egypt’s narrow 88-86 defeat of New Zealand played a pivotal role in determining the African representation for the Olympic Games.
The standout player of the match was Carlik Jones, who showcased extraordinary skills with 26 points, 15 assists, and seven rebounds, significantly contributing to South Sudan’s victory. Other notable scorers for the winning team included Marial Shayok with 18 points, Nuni Omot with 17, Wenyen Gabriel with 15, and Majok Deng with 10.
Recall that during the initial stage of the World Cup, South Sudan competed in a group that featured Serbia, Puerto Rico, and China.
In other riveting clashes during the second round of the Mundobasket’s second phase, Finland secured a convincing 90-75 victory over Venezuela, while France prevailed over Ivory Coast with a scoreline of 87-77.