Société Omnisports de l'Armée, commonly known as SOA, is an Ivorian basketball club based in Yamoussoukro. The team competes in the Ivorian Basketball Championship and was founded in 1932. The basketball section is a part of the same-named multi sports club.

SOA logo
LeagueIvorian Basketball Championship
LocationYamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
ChairmanJulien N’Dri Kouamé
Philippe Mangou
Head coachFranck Sylva
Championships1 Ivorian Leagues

In 2021, SOA won its first-ever Ivorian championship after defeating ABC Fighters in two games.[1] Asshe Kokoun was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament.[2]

Honours edit

Ivorian Basketball Championship

  • Champions (1): 2021

Players edit

Current roster edit

The following is the SOA roster in the 2022 BAL Qualifying Tournaments.

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

SOA roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name
0   Lawore, Djonathan
1   Dieng, Siré
G 2   Kra, Ulrich
3   Kouakou, N'Dri
PF 4   Kone, Désiré
SF 5   Oka, Loukou
6   Guindo, Moussa
PG 10   Agole, Gomon
C 11   Traore, Aboubakar
12   Koukoun, Asshe
G 15   Kouadio, Kouadio
G 21   Cook, Da'Quan
F 23   Ebondo Tambwe, Rodrigue
C 33   Tubak, Dragan
Head coach

  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: December 11, 2021

Head coaches edit

  • Franck Sylva
  • Coulibaly Larry
  • Sosthène Koné: (2023-present)[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "ABC and SOA advance to the Finals". 22 June 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Finale Play-offs 2021 : La SOA tient son premier sacre". (in French). 2021-06-29. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire : SOA enrôle le technicien Sosthène Koné". Sport News Africa (in French). Retrieved 2023-12-16.

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