Senegal women's national basketball team

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FIBA ranking 31 Decrease2.svg 4 (9 August 2021) [1]
Joined FIBA 1962
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federationFédération Sénégalaise de Basket-Ball
Coach Moustapha Gaye
Olympic Games
Appearances2
World Cup
Appearances 8
AfroBasket Women
Appearances24
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Bronze medal africa.svg (1970, 2003, 2013)
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The Senegal women's national basketball team is the national basketball team representing Senegal at world and continental basketball competitions for women. It is administered by the Fédération Sénégalaise de Basket-Ball. [2]

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The Senegalese squad won 11 continental championships, as many as all other competitors combined.

History

The Senegalese women's national basketball team had won a medal at every FIBA Africa Championship for Women except for the initial one in 1966. This includes 10 gold medals between 1974 and 2000 (9 in 12 tournaments), though Senegal has managed to earn only 1 bronze and 2 silver medals in the 3 tournaments hence. The team has taken part in one Summer Olympics in 2000, where they finished in last place (12th). They finished 16th place at the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women.

FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2007

Senegal played host to the FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2007 qualifying tournament for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The squad swept the first round with a 5–0 record and beat the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique before losing to Mali, despite beating Mali 48–37 just 4 days previously. Senegal qualified for the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women 2008 in July 2008, in which 12 teams from across the globe competed for 5 spots in the Olympics. Angola also qualified through the FIBA Africa tournament as the third-place finisher. Aya Traore was nominated for the Competition best five.

FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2009

Senegal came to the FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2009 at Madagascar for revenge against Mali. The Senegalese team swept the first round with a 5–0 record and beat Nigeria 89–45 and Ivory Coast (75–54 before beating Mali, 72–57. Aya Traore was the Most Valuable Player. Aya Traore, Fatou Dieng and Aminata Nar Diop was nominated for the Competition best five. Senegal qualified for the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women, in which 16 teams from across the globe competed.

FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2011

As the favorite of the 2011 FIBA Africa Championship for Women at Mali, Senegal lost the final after a 7–0 record (12 victories in a row), against the surprisingly Angolan women team, 62–57, despite beating Angola 63–42 just 6 days previously. The Senegalese team beat Rdcongo, 85–54, in the quarterfinal, and Nigeria, 89–63, in the semi-finals. Aya Traore and Mame Diodio Diouf was nominated for the Competition best five. Senegal qualified for the Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's qualification.

FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2013

The Senegalese team lost the semi-final game to the champion Angola, 43–46, after winning all 7 matches at the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship for Women at Mozambique. After four finals in row (since 2005), the Senegalese team got third place after its victory against Cameroon, 56–53. Senegal beat Mali, 85–54, in the quarterfinal. Astou Traore was nominated for the Competition best five and got the title of the best scorer of the competition with 133 points.

FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2015

Senegal came on the AfroBasket Women 2015 at Cameroon with 9 old players. The Senegalese team won the title after two losing games against Angola, 46–50, and Nigeria, 62–70, in the first round. The teammates of Aya Traore (21 points) opened their turbo in the quarterfinals when they beat the Basketball at the 2015 African Games Champion (10 days before), (57–38). In the semi-finals Astou Traore (17 points), Fatou Dieng (4 assists), Mame Marie Sy (8 rebounds) and their teammates beat the double champion and favorite Angola, 56–54, and got the final ticket for their 17th final and 21st participation. The host team Cameroon played its first final. However, Senegal beat Cameroon, 81–66, earning their twelfth title. Aya Traore got the MVP title for the second time after 2009. She was nominated for the Competition best five. Astou Traore beat the record of the best scorer of all time. Senegal qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics, in which 12 teams from across the globe competed for the Olympic title.

Results

Summer Olympics

World Championship

African Championship

Current roster

Roster for the 2021 Women's Afrobasket. [3] [4]

Senegal women's national basketball team roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClubCtr.
G 4 Maty Fall 25 – (1996-07-02)2 July 19961.65 m (5 ft 5 in) ASC Ville de Dakar Flag of Senegal.svg
PF 6 Oumoul Sarr 37 – (1984-01-25)25 January 19841.90 m (6 ft 3 in) IDK Gipuzcoa Flag of Spain.svg
PG 7 Bintou Diémé 37 – (1984-02-01)1 February 19841.67 m (5 ft 6 in) CB Isla Única Flag of Spain.svg
F 8 Irma Dièmè 26 – (1995-02-08)8 February 19951.73 m (5 ft 8 in) ASC Ville de Dakar Flag of Senegal.svg
SG 9 Couna Ndao 25 – (1996-04-22)22 April 19961.76 m (5 ft 9 in) ASC Ville de Dakar Flag of Senegal.svg
C 11 Maimouna Diarra 30 – (1991-01-30)30 January 19911.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Campus Promete Flag of Spain.svg
PF 12 Mame-Marie Sy 36 – (1985-03-25)25 March 19851.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Flammes Carolo basket Flag of France.svg
F 24 Yacine Diop 25 – (1995-10-08)8 October 19951.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Charnay Basket Bourgogne Flag of France.svg
F 28 Sokhna Sylla 24 – (1997-06-04)4 June 19971.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Toyota Antelopes Flag of Japan.svg
C 35 Madjiguene Sene 26 – (1994-10-25)25 October 19941.97 m (6 ft 6 in) BF Escaudain Flag of France.svg
PF 66 Ndèye Ndiaye 28 – (1993-02-10)10 February 19931.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Roannais Basket Féminin Flag of France.svg
C 89 Lena Niang 24 – (1996-09-20)20 September 19961.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Temple Owls Flag of the United States.svg
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Flag of Senegal.svg Elhadji Diop
  • Flag of Senegal.svg Mboricka Fall
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 18 September 2021

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