Mali women's national basketball team

The Mali women's national basketball team is the nationally controlled basketball team representing Mali at world basketball competitions for women. The Malian squad had one continental championship, which came in 2007 with a win over host Senegal.

 Mali
FIBA ranking47 Steady (1 March 2021)[1]
Joined FIBA1961
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationFédération Malienne de Basketball
CoachSylvain Lautie
Olympic Games
Appearances1
Women's World Cup
Appearances1
AfroBasket Women
Appearances18
Medals1st place, gold medalist(s) (2007)
2nd place, silver medalist(s) (2009)
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1968, 2011, 2017, 2019)

HistoryEdit

The Malian squad won a medal at only two continental tournaments with a bronze medal at the 1968 games and a gold at the 2007 games. The squad qualified for its first Olympic appearance with a win at the 2007 African championship. At the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women they finished in 15th place.

FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2007Edit

Mali traveled to Senegal for the FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2007 qualifying tournament for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The squad won the first round with a 4–1 record, losing only to host Senegal. Mali also had the highest positive point differential of any squad in the tournament. In the ensuing rounds, Mali beat Cameroon, followed by Angola. In the championship match, Mali beat Senegal 63–56, qualifying automatically for the 2008 Olympics for the first time. Captain Hamchétou Maïga was voted the MVP of the tournament, while teammate Diéné Diawara grabbed the most rebounds.

ResultsEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

African ChampionshipEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 Women's Afrobasket.[2]

Mali women's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F 4 Traoré, Nassira 30 – (1988-10-28)28 October 1988 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) US Colomiers  
PG 5 Maiga, Aissata 27 – (1992-03-21)21 March 1992 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) AS Police  
C 6 Doumbia, Rokia 20 – (1999-05-05)5 May 1999 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Arkansas Razorbacks  
PF 8 Gandega, Touty 28 – (1991-06-20)20 June 1991 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Angers Basket 49  
F 11 Maiga, Kadidia 22 – (1997-04-06)6 April 1997 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) DUC Dakar  
PF 12 Coulibaly, Adama 21 – (1998-01-25)25 January 1998 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Saint-Louis Basket  
F 13 Tireira, Meiya 33 – (1986-04-15)15 April 1986 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Valencia Basket  
C 15 Coulibaly, Mariam 21 – (1997-10-07)7 October 1997 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Landerneau Bretagne Basket  
F 19 Diallo, Goundo 22 – (1997-05-19)19 May 1997 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Sainte Savine Basket  
SF 24 Camara, Kouta 24 – (1995-06-08)8 June 1995 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) ASA Sceaux  
C 32 Diakité, Assétou 21 – (1998-02-15)15 February 1998 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Stade Malien  
G 64 N'Diaye, Djeneba 22 – (1997-07-08)8 July 1997 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) AMI Basketball  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 10 August 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  2. ^ 2019 Women's Afrobasket roster

External linksEdit