South Sudan president pledges to build a state-of-the-art basketball arena

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By Morris Rawal

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has been asked by President Salva Kiir to develop designs for a national basketball arena.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Albino Bol Dhieu, revealed this information.

Albino claims that President Kiir pledged to help the national men’s basketball team in the ongoing FIBA World Cup Qualifiers and other upcoming competitions after being pleased with the team’s most recent performance.

“And the important news about the meeting is that President Kiir directed the ministry of youth and sports to come up with the proposals for indoor facilities for basketball and other related games,” Albino told the basketball spectators in Juba.

“Your victory has united the people of South Sudan and recruited many friends for us. You have started a fight to put South Sudan on the world map to be recognized. “You made us proud and our heads are held high because of you,” said President Kiir while addressing the players at the state-house J1 on Wednesday.

“I will continue to work hand in hand with you to support you to get whatever you need to perform better in your field,” he added. 

That arena will be the first in the nation if it is built.

Albino did not, however, say when the ministry will begin the procedure.

One more game will guarantee South Sudan its first trip to the FIBA World Cup in 2023.

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