South Sudan played their first ever game at the Afrobasket. Two days ago, they didn't need to play to get the two points because Cameroon had to forfeit due to Covid-19. For this outing, they were very tenacious and very skillful behind the arc (15 shots).
However, South Sudan could not resist the mastery of Papy Brancou Badio. The Senegalese was masterful, and had his statistics defend his reputation (22 pts, 7 assists, 4 rbds, 4 steals). He constantly pressured the Sudanese defense by attacking the circle to finish on an easy lay-up or to shift a free teammate. The Lions won (104-75) and qualify for the next round. They face Cameroon on Sunday at 7pm (GMT). The South Sudanese will face Uganda.