South Sudan earned an Olympic berth after defeating Angola 101-78 within the FIBA World Cup. The workforce went 3-2 within the match, changing into the highest-ranked World Cup workforce from Africa.
“It is an unbelievable story. It is an underdog story that, not only for the South Sudanese, not only for Africa, however for the remainder of the world. It is a feel-good story that majority of individuals can relate to. It is such a novel achievement as a result of it is past basketball,” mentioned Luol Deng, who took over this system three years in the past.
South Sudan are coached by Rockets assistant Royal Ivey.
Japan additionally certified for subsequent summer season’s Olympics after defeating Cape Verde 80-71. The workforce was lead by Joshua Hawkinson’s 29 factors.
Japan completed with a 3-2 report over the match and was the highest-ranked Asian workforce within the World Cup.