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The Somalia national basketball team is the national basketball team of Somalia. It is a member of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and is governed by the Somali Basketball Federation.

Somalia Somalia
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FIBA ranking146 Increase 3 (16 September 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1960
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationSomali Basketball Federation
CoachOmar Baarajab
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
African Championship
Appearances5
MedalsBronze medal africa.svg Bronze: 1981

AdministrationEdit

As of April 2014, Nur Mohamed Abdullahi serves as the president of the Somalia Basketball Federation. Said Duale is the Secretary General.[2]

HistoryEdit

The Somalia Basketball Federation became affiliated with FIBA in 1960.[2] It is part of the executive board of the Arab Basketball Confederation.[3]

Although the national basketball squad has yet to pass the qualification stages of the FIBA World Championship, it won a bronze medal at the 1981 FIBA Africa Championship, when Somalia hosted the tournament. The team also participates in the basketball event at the Pan Arab Games.

RosterEdit

Somalia men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 6 Sufi, Munye 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)  
F 7 Ali, Sayid 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)  
F 8 Hassan, Liban 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) MacEwan University  
G 9 Qaafow, Yusuf 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Brisbane Spartans  
G 10 Mohamed, Tabid 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)  
F 11 Faras, Abdi 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes  
G 12 Aden, Faisal ? – (1989-01-19)19 January 1989 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)  
F 13 Mohamed, Osman 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)  
F 14 Ibrahim, Mohamed 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)  
F 15 Olol, Osman ? – (1988-05-28)28 May 1988 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
Roster
Somali National Team at AfroBasket.com

Notable playersEdit

Other current notable players from Somalia:

Somalia men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
F Mohamed Abukar 32 – (1985-01-01)1 January 1985 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Keravnos Strovolou  

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age
    on 30 April 2017

Competitive recordEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

yet to qualify

World championshipsEdit

yet to qualify

FIBA Africa ChampionshipEdit

Year Position Tournament Host
1970 7 FIBA Africa Championship 1970 Alexandria, Egypt
1974 10 FIBA Africa Championship 1974 Bangui, Central African Republic
1980 9 FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Rabat, Morocco
1981   FIBA Africa Championship 1981 Mogadishu, Somalia
1983 8 FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
2017 TBD FIBA Africa Championship 2017 Brazzaville, Congo

African GamesEdit

  • 1965-1978 : Did not qualify
  • 1987 : ?
  • 1991-2015 : Did not qualify
  • 2019 : To be determined

Islamic Solidarity GamesEdit

  • 2005 : 17th
  • 2013 : Did not participate

Past rostersEdit

Team for AfroBasket 2013 qualification

Somalia men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 6 Sufi, Munye 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)  
F 7 Ali, Sayid 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)  
F 8 Hassan, Liban 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) MacEwan University  
G 9 Qaafow, Yusuf 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Brisbane Spartans  
G 10 Mohamed, Tabid 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)  
F 11 Faras, Abdi 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes  
G 12 Aden, Faisal ? – (1989-01-19)19 January 1989 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) SC Rasta Vechta  
F 13 Mohamed, Osman 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)  
F 14 Ibrahim, Mohamed 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)  
F 15 Olol, Osman ? – (1988-05-28)28 May 1988 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
Roster
Somali National Team at AfroBasket.com

Team for AfroBasket 2015 qualification

Somalia men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 4 Mohamed, Osman 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Guelph University  
F 5 Abu Sheikh, Said 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) MacEwan University  
G 6 Mohamed, Tabid 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) Seattle University  
F 7 Ahmed, Eman ? – (1988-05-28)28 May 1988 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Algonquin College  
F 14 Olow, Mohamed-Deeq 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)  
G 9 Qaafow, Yusuf 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Humi City  
F 10 Hussein, Mahdi 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) York University  
F 11 Olol, Osman 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Coppin State University  
G 12 Aden, Faisal ? – (1989-01-19)19 January 1989 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) SC Rasta Vechta  
F 13 Mohamed, Koshin Diriye 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)  
F 14 Ahmed, Mahmud 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)  
F 15 Ali, Aden ? – (1988-05-28)28 May 1988 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
Roster
[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Somalie". FIBA Africa. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  3. ^ Buuna, Said (10 November 2009). "Somalia Reenters Arab Basketball Confederation EC". UPI Next. Retrieved 29 May 2014.

External linksEdit