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South Sudan Basketball President Luol DENG meets President Kiir

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December 10th, 2020, H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit met with Luol Deng, the President of South Sudan Basketball Federation.

The team of South Sudan Basketball Federation headed by Luol Deng briefed H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit about the performance of South Sudan National Basketball team throughout the Afrobasket 2021 pre- qualifiers in Rwanda.

H.E. President Salva Kiir commended the Basketball Federation for the great work and expressed the great importance to the development of basketball and other sports activities in the Country

Hailing that basketball is a sport that is deeply loved by the people of South Sudan, H.E. President Salva Kiir said, noting that, he is willing to continue to support Basketball Federation to promote the popularization and development of basketball in South Sudan.

Luol Deng pledged to do more to promote and maintain high standard of the game of South Sudan National Basketball team. Luol Deng said, President Salva Kiir has been very supportive to the basketball national team, and appreciated everyone that has constantly supported the national team.

South Sudan National Basketball Team Competed in the Afrobasket 2021 Pre qualifiers in Rwanda. They played 3 Games against Nigeria, Mali & Rwanda. The team won two of the three games and came second in the group behind Nigeria. The team has now jumped in the world rankings by 9 places and now are in the top 100 teams in the world. The second round will be held in February before the Actual Afrobasket in August.

Source: SS Presidential Press Unit 

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