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Unopposed: Luol Deng set for second term as SSBF president

Unopposed, Luol Deng is poised for a second term as president of South Sudan's basketball federation.

Luol Deng, the current president of the South Sudan Basketball Federation (SSBF), is set to continue his leadership for another four years as no challengers have emerged.

With no opposition, Luol’s re-election appears imminent, as the SSBF general elections are scheduled to take place today at Juba’s Palm Africa Hotel.


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His continuation in the role is virtually guaranteed due to the absence of any contenders,” the electoral committee told Talk of Juba

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Twelve delegates will participate in the voting process, representing the ten states and two administrative regions of South Sudan.

They said, “The election involves twelve delegates from the nation’s ten states and two administrative areas and will be a ceremonial confirmation of Deng’s ongoing leadership.”

During his tenure, Deng has been instrumental in advancing South Sudanese basketball, leading the country to its debut in the FIBA World Cup. Under his guidance, the South Sudan Men’s Basketball team achieved an unprecedented first-place ranking in Africa.

With eyes set on future successes, South Sudan is gearing up to compete in the 2024 Olympic Games in France.

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