21 Jan 2020

 

Resolving Teething Issues In South Sudan’s Basketball Foundation

"However, some elements in basketball community conspired to give wrong advice to Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports".

Release by Acuil Malith Banggol

Earlier on, South Sudan Basketball Foundation (SSBF) approached the foundation of the South Sudanese legendary member of the US National Basketball Association, NBA, Luol Deng, to sponsor South Sudan National Basketball Team in now played Afrobasketball Preliminaries.

However, some elements in basketball community conspired to give wrong advice to Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.


Without legitimacy some group went viral on social media, claiming they have formed a new SSBF. Some Photoshop were posted to mislead. The group was advised to stop exposing the country to punitive measures.

Thanks to wisdom demonstrated by South Sudan National Olympic Committee and FIBA. SSBF was advised to consider ignoring the problem.

SSBF gave Luol Deng Foundation the required accreditation and eligibility to support the above.

SSBF considered challenges of instability. It allowed South Sudanese to support SSD Team as an orphan. This worked well.

First was in 2016 through Felix Alfred Dumo and Nancy Geri in Canada when SSD team won a promotional game. Second was in Cairo 2017. Third was in Mexico when volunteer players supported by volunteer Scotty Catt. Fourth was recently in Rwanda with Cobra Club.

SSBF acquired court injunction against Ministerial Order. SSBF is working to ensure that there is a credible SSBF Executive.

 

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