South Sudan narrowly beat Kenya 60-58 to sail through to the FIBA Afrobasket quarters on first attempt.
The game was played at Kigali Arena, Rwanda on Tuesday evening.
A poor start to the game proved costly for Kenya who at one point trailed the East African neighbours by a whooping 20 points.
Team Morans as the Kenyan team is named went down 18-11 in the first quarter, 39-24 in the second and 51-41.
It was a sweet revenge for South Sudan who lost to Kenya 72-68 in the tournament’s pre qualifiers in Nairobi last year.