Juba to host inaugural South Sudan Women’s Basketball League

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By Morris Rawal

The inaugural Women’s Basketball League for South Sudan will begin next week in Juba with an eight-team competition.

According to the federation’s president Luol Deng, preparations for the debut of women’s basketball are well underway.

With the intention of expanding the game to other states, the inaugural edition will take place in Central Equatoria.

Eight clubs will be split up into two pools, each with four teams.

The top two players advance to the play-off after they face each other.

He pleaded with parents to let their daughters play basketball, saying that doing so would provide young South Sudanese girls more options.

The majority of the players in other nations, such as Kenya, have ties to American colleges, according to the former NBA player.

The league will commence around the second week of September and last for three months.

There has never been a framework or professional league in the nation, despite the fact that the men’s national team is on the rise thanks to its performance in the ongoing FIBA World Cup Africa 2023 Qualifiers.

However, there are about 1000 men’s basketball players from South Sudan who live abroad.

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