Basketballghana.com can confirm South Sudan leads Group B standings in the FIBA 2023 World Cup Qualifiers in Africa after the latest round of qualification games were cleared this past weekend.
South Sudan won all three games at the expense of Cameroon, Tunisia and Rwanda to claim six maximum points ahead of the next phase of qualification games set for July. (Click highlighted text to watch game highlights)
The East African nation’s Men’s Basketball team recorded a 74-68 win over Cameroon and stunned reigning African Champions Tunisia via a 72-64 win. (Click highlighted text to watch game highlights)
The win over Tunisia was the first for any African nation since 2018 with the victory highlighting South Sudan’s incredible rise since gaining independence in 2011.
Nuni Omot was the star attraction of the South Sudanese team as he registered 20 points in the win over Tunisia and 20 points and seven rebounds in the win over Cameroon.
Tunisia ranks second in the group with two wins and a loss and followed by Cameroon with a win and two losses. Rwanda ranks bottom of the standings with zero wins in three games.
Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo lead the way in Group D. See below for more details:
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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