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Senegal women's national basketball team

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.[1]

 Senegal
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FIBA ranking17 Steady
Joined FIBA1962
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationFédération Sénégalaise de Basket-Ball
CoachCheikh Sarr
Olympic Games
Appearances2
Women's World Cup
Appearances8
AfroBasket Women
Appearances22
MedalsGold medal africa.svg (1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2009, 2015)
Silver medal africa.svg (1968, 1983, 1994, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2017)
Bronze medal africa.svg (1970, 2003, 2013)
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away


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

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HistoryEdit

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 2007Edit

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 2009Edit

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 ompeted.

FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2011Edit

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 2013Edit

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 2015Edit

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 semifinals 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.

ResultsEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

African ChampionshipEdit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.[2]


Senegal women's national basketball team – 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 1 Dieng, Ndeye 23 – (1994-12-01)1 December 1994 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
G 4 Thiam, Oumoul 28 – (1990-02-03)3 February 1990 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Santa Maria  
C 6 Sarr, Oumoul 34 – (1984-01-25)25 January 1984 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Santa Maria  
G 7 Diémé, Bintou 34 – (1984-02-01)1 February 1984 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) Hainaut Saint-Amand  
G 8 Diouf, Mame Diodio 33 – (1984-12-15)15 December 1984 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Spar Gran Canaria  
F 10 Traoré, Astou (C) 37 – (1981-04-30)30 April 1981 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Uni Girona CB  
C 11 Diarra, Maimouna 27 – (1991-01-30)30 January 1991 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) CD Zamarat  
C 12 Sy, Mame-Marie 33 – (1985-03-25)25 March 1985 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) ESB Villeneuve-d'Ascq  
F 24 Diop, Yacine 23 – (1995-06-18)18 June 1995 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Pittsburgh Panthers  
F/C 35 Fall, Aminata 27 – (1991-08-13)13 August 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Geneve Basket  
77 Ndiaye, Ndèye Fatou 24 – (1994-07-21)21 July 1994
C 84 Sidibe, Aicha 22 – (1995-12-03)3 December 1995
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 22 September 2018

The TOP 10 Hall Of FameEdit

Period Player Palmares
1980–2002 Mame Maty Mbengue The most titled African player 4 times MVP of the Afrobasket Women (1993,1997,1999 and 2000) she won 6 Afrobasket (1984,1990,1993,1994,1997,1999 and 2000), 1 Africa Junior cup (1985), 1 All Africa Games (1995 and 1999 ), 1 African clubs championship (1993) with DUC, 1 Francophony Games Title. She participated to the olympic games Sydney 2000 and 3 World Championships
2006–present Aya Traore Two times MVP of the Afrobasket Women (2009 and 2015), she played 4 Afrobasket finals (2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015), won 2 Afrobasket Women cups (2009 and 2015) and 6 individuals titles at this competition. She win 1 African clubs championship (2012) with Liga Muçulmana of Mozambique, 2 All Africa Games (2007 and 2011) and played for the Washington Mystics at WNBA in USA.
2005–present Astou Traore The Legend, The best scorer all times of the AfroBasket Women, Best forward of 2013 Afrobasket, she is the most title outland Senegalese player. She was called the silver queen because she played and lost 4 Afrobasket finals (2005, 2007, 2011 and 2013). At last she win the 2015 AfroBasket Women. She win a Bronze medal with E.T.U. of Ecuador at the South American Clubs Championship 2014 and win the title of the best scorer with 20,3 points per game. She was played 6 seasons at Liga feminina at Spain. Best scorer of the French League season 2013–2014 with 19,2 points, 7,8 rebounds and 1,7 assists per game.
1973–1985 Aminata Diagne the small She win 3 Afrobasket (1977, 1979 and 1981), participated to 1 World Championship (1979), and 2 All Africa Games (1973 and 1978). She won the MVP title of Afrobasket 1984.
1989–1997 Anne Marie Diokh MVP of the Afrobasket Women 1990, 2 Afrobasket titles (1990, 1993), 1 All Africa Games (1995) and 1 African clubs championships (1995) with Stade Tunisien. She participated in the 1990 World Championship.
1970–1983 Aya Pouye the best point gard of all times. She was the MVP of the Afrobasket Women 1974. she win 4 times African champion (1974, 1977, 1979 and 1981) and 3 All Africa Games. She is the President of West African nationals associations. she played 2 World championships (1975 and 1979). She is the Vice president of Senegalese federation of basketball.
1990–2007 Adama Diakhate The Old One She won 5 Afrobasket titles (1990, 1993, 1997 and 2000)and play 8 Afrobasket (1990 to 2007) and 4 World Championships (1990, 1998, 2002 and 2006), and win 3 African clubs championships (1993, 1997,1999)with D.U.C.
1995–2006 Astou Ndiaye-Diatta the professional WNBA 2003 champion with Detroit Shock. She is the first Senegalese wnba player. She win the Italian league 2007.
1992–2006 Khady Diop surnamed The African queen She win 3 African Clubs Championships(1993, 1997, 1999) with D.U.C. and 3 African titles (1993, 1997 and 2000), 1 Francophony Games Title (1999).

The others incredibles Top 20 champions:

Aïda Diagne(The Best player of the cinquantenaire), Kankou Coulibaly, Marie Amelie Lopes, Mame Diodio Diouf, Bineta Diouf, Mbarika Fall, Mame Penda Diouf, Fatou Kiné Ndiaye, Coumba Dickel Diawara, Mame Penda Ba, Salimata Diatta, Anta Sy, Awa Gueye, Fatou Dieng, Mame Marie Sy-Diop, Jeanne Diompy, Ndeye Salla Kane, Marie Héléne Ndiaye, Nafissatou Diagne, Aminata Nar Diop.

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