South Sudan thrash Somalia in Afro-basketball opener

South Sudan's Teny Bak (left) leads teammates in celebrating their win against Somalia in the opening match of the Fiba Afro Basketball Pre-qualifiers at the Nyayo National Stadium Gymnasium on January 14, 2020. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

What you need to know:

  • Somalia, who had some flashes of brilliance from among others Shek Mohammed and Mohammed Wahid, tried to play catch up but could not just catch up with the polished Sudanese who controlled proceedings.

  • "We want to take it one game at a time. We are taking every team seriously at this championship as we target the sole ticket for the next phase of the qualifiers," said Wek.

South Sudan walloped Somalia 114-79 in the opening match of the Fiba Afro Basketball Pre-qualifiers, which tipped off at the Nyayo National Stadium Gymnasium on Tuesday.

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