South Sudan walloped Somalia 114-79 within the opening match of the Fiba Afro Basketball Pre-qualifiers, which tipped off at the Nyayo National Stadium Gymnasium on Tuesday.
The towering South Sudanese were dominant altogether departments controlling the boards in both ends. They penetrated their opponents defence at will, nailing treys from beyond the arc, while at an equivalent time keeping the fans on the sting of their seats with rim roasting dunks.
After leading 25-17 within the half-moon , the tactful Sudanese engaged a better gear taking a cushty 63-39 at the separate skipper Wek Wek, Tent Pal, Mauith Mathiang and Deng Mayoit the most actors.
Somalia, who had some flashes of brilliance from among others Shek Mohammed and Mohammed Wahid, tried to play catch up but couldn’t just catch up with the polished Sudanese who controlled proceedings.
“We want to require it one game at a time. We are taking every team seriously at this championship as we target the only ticket for subsequent phase of the qualifiers,” said Wek.
Source: Daily Nation