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Afrobasket: South Sudan Beat Kenya To Complete Quarterfinal Puzzle

Quarterfinals

Wednesday, September 1
*Senegal Vs Angola – 4pm
*Ivory Coast Vs Guinea – 7pm

Thursday, September 2
*Tunisia Vs South Sudan – 4pm
*Cape Verde Vs Uganda – 7pm


South Sudan are into the quarterfinal of the Afrobasket for the first time on asking.

The youngest African nation achieved the milestone after a thrilling 60-58 win over Kenya Morans at the Kigali Arena on Tuesday.

Kenya’s Taylor Ongwae missed a game winning 3-pointer at the final buzzer as Kenya’s comeback fell short.

Kuany Ngor scored 14 points despite missing all his six-three shot attempts while Mareng Gatkuoth (10 points) was the other South Sudan player to reach in double digits.

Albert Odero (18), Ongwae (13) and Okall Koranga (10) left everything on court for Kenya who are coached by Liz Mills.

South Sudan is the fourth team through from the playoffs after missing an automatic place after finishing second in group D.

Guinea beat hosts Rwanda, Angola eliminated Egypt while Uganda ousted giants Nigeria in the other playoff games earlier.

The above quartet join group winners Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Tunisia who qualified automatically to the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Quarter-Finals earlier.

Playoffs Results:

Monday
*Egypt 62-70 Angola
*Rwanda 68-72 Guinea

Tuesday
*Nigeria 68-80 Uganda
*South Sudan 60-58 Kenya


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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