Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
Sudan Internationally
Authors:
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover Sudanese basketball. Please send us an e-mail.
Middle East
Basketball
Articles

South Sudan Bags Three Silvers in the East African Schools Tournament - Sep 9, 2011


POSTED BY:
EUROBASKET NEWS
  follow us on Facebook Twitter

Juba The Republic of South Sudan bagged three silver medals - one in basketball and two in athletics - at the East African Secondary Schools Association Games which closed over the weekend in Mbarara, Uganda.

In an exclusive interview with GOSS.ORG reporter the Deputy Director of Co-Curricular Activities in the Ministry of General Education and Instruction Mr Charles Sokivi Thomas lauded the performance taking into account that South Sudan is the youngest country in the bloc and has several challenges in sports.


Bentiu Secondary School won a silver medal in boys' basketball and the other two in athletics.

Mr Sokivi explained that South Sudan, which is a member of the association, has been participating in the games since 2008. He said that each member must present at least four teams, both boys and girls, in the games to qualify as a member. He reported that South Sudan has met this threshold. Furthermore, he explained, that 2011 was the first time South Sudan presented a girls' football team a development which he described as progressive.

He explained that South Sudan's performance at the games has been improving since 2008. He said that it is the recognition of this improvement that South Sudan's basketball team was selected to represent the federation in the inter-continental games in Ohio, USA held last month. He regretted, however, that the team could not travel owing to the Khartoum government's reluctance to issue its members with the necessary travel documents.


Mr Sokivi explained that South Sudan would perform better if the various challenges school sports in the country faces were addressed. He cited lack of qualified coaches, inadequate sporting programmes, and inconsistency in training and practice as some of the challenges that schools face regarding sports. He emphasized the need to train sports trainers.

He also suggested that every school should have a sports teacher, current sports teachers and coaches should get access to refresher courses to update their skills, talent search scheme to identify and nurture youth talented in sports should be developed, executives in the central and state governments should support sports in their respective schools, awareness of the value of sports to the country and individuals should be created, and sports be mainstreamed in the schools curricula.
Courtesy of: Government of South Sudan (Juba)
  



Syracuse basketball recruiting moves onto 7-1 center Majur Majak from Sudan - 1 month ago
Even before Nate Roberts announced that he would attend the University of Washington, the Syracuse coaches had been quietly increasing their pursuit of another big man prospect. While Roberts, a 6-foot-11 forward from Brewster Academy, did wind up picking Washington over Syracuse and Nebraska, the Orange coaches are interested in an intriguing recruit from Sudan by way of New Jersey. Majur Majak(7'1''-C/F), a 7-foot-1 senior center, has become the subject of Syracuse's recruiting efforts,...   [read more]

Peter Jok
Phoenix Suns waive Jok - 1 month ago
Phoenix Suns (NBA) waived 23-year old Sudanese guard Peter Jok (198-91kg-94, college: Iowa). Jok has never been drafted by the NBA. He just graduated from University of Iowa and it is his first season as a pro. Jok was voted All-Big Ten 1st Team in 2017 at his college time. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in NBA   [read more]

Peter Jok
Peter Jok signs at Phoenix Suns - 3 months ago
Phoenix Suns (NBA) landed 23-year old Sudanese guard Peter Jok (198-91kg-94). He just graduated from Iowa (NCAA). Jok has played there for the last four years. In 32 games he averaged impressive 19.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg last season. Jok helped them to make it to the NIT Sweet 16. and they also made it to the NIT Sweet 16. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-Big Ten 1st Team. Jok has never been drafted by the NBA. As mentioned above he is just...   [read more]


1 | 2 | 3
1 | 2 | 3

Site Map:
Afrobasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.