Lindsey Harding: South Sudan’s first ever women’s basketball coach

36-year-old Lindsey Harding becomes the very first woman to coach in women’s basketball in South Sudan.

Lindsey Harding is two sides of the WNBA coin as a former basketball star in court and now playing the role of a coach outside the court line.

Lindsey Harding doesn’t see boundaries; she prepares to also work outside the WNBA court with the Sacramento Kings of men’s NBA.

The former WNBA star is indeed a game changer taking steps in the game entirely to ensure that attitudes towards women in basketball changes positively and even more.

“It’s not how basketball is embracing women, it’s how men are. They tend to be the ones in power making decisions,” she said.

“Time and time again women have to work twice as hard to prove they can do the same job a man can do.

“Stop putting us in a box. That way of thinking has to change and I have hope that it is, we see it happening,” she added.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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