Lull Deng coached South Sudan on verge of AfroBasket qualification

from Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au: With a trio of former NBL players leading from the front, South Sudan turned heads at last week’s FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers in Rwanda. The South Sudanese national team was added to the tournament as a last-minute replacement and, despite limited preparation, completed the initial round of group phase games with an impressive 2-1 record. The squad, coached by two-time NBA All-Star Luol Deng and featuring a host of South Sudanese-Australians, lost their initial game to top-ranked Nigeria but bounced back to defeat both Mali…

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FIBA postpones both of North Macedonia’s games in the November window

Following several positive COVID-19 test amongst North Macedonia team members, FIBA made the decision to postpone both of its games -against Italy and Estonia- in the November window of the EuroBasket qualifiers. From FIBA: Following the Covid-19 Protocol for FIBA Official National Team and Club Competitions and the advice of its Medical Commission, FIBA has decided to postpone both North Macedonia FIBA EuroBasket 2022 Qualifiers games scheduled to take place in November to the February 2021 window. Additional tests were performed yesterday, and with the health and safety of payers,…

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