Libya national basketball team

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Libya ليبيا
Libya
FIBA ranking 74 Decrease3
Joined FIBA 1961
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Libya Arab Basketball Federation
Coach Kevin Nickelberry
Olympic Games
Appearances None
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
Medals None
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances 4
Medals None

The Libyan national basketball team represents Libya in international basketball matches and is controlled by the Kurat As-Sallah al-Leebiyyah (Libyan Basketball Federation). Libya has been an official affiliate of FIBA since 1961.[1]

Whenever Libya shows up at an international tournament, the team is quite competitive. They finished 5th at the African Basketball Championship twice. The country hosted the 2009 event where they finished 11th, ahead of heavily favored Morocco and Mozambique.

International competitions[edit]

Overall, Libya has competed in many international competitions, including the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games, and the 2007 Pan Arab Games. The Libyan national team participated in the FIBA Africa Championship games four times, in 1965, 1970, 1978 and 2009, where they placed fifth, fifth, tenth and eleventh respectively.


Performance at Summer Olympics[edit]

yet to qualify

Performance at World championships[edit]

yet to qualify

Performance at FIBA Africa Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1965 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1962 Tunis, Tunisia
1970 5 FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Alexandria, Egypt
1978 10 FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Dakar, Senegal
2009 11 FIBA Africa Championship 1985 Multiple Cities, Libya
2015 TBD FIBA Africa Championship 2015 TBD


2008 Arabian Basketball Cup[edit]

They competed in the Arabian Basketball Cup 2008 in Group B alongside the Tunisia national basketball team, Algeria national basketball team, Iraq national basketball team, and Saudi Arabia national basketball team. In group play, they finished with 2 wins (versus Saudi Arabia, and Iraq) and 2 losses (versus Algeria and Tunisia). After their 70–59 victory over Iraq, and a 65–60 win against Saudi Arabia, the Libyan team can enter the second stage of the league if Tunisia defeats Algeria on 30 October 2008. After completing their matches in the competition, the Libyan team's full results are as following.

Results[edit]

  • Arabian Basketball Cup 2008:


Current roster[edit]

Libya national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club
4 El-Hamali, Raed 29 – (1979-08-08)August 8, 1979 Al Wasl
5 Mohamed Youssif Kuneidir 23 – (1986-01-10)January 10, 1986 Al-Ahly
6 Mohamed Issa Mrsal 31 – (1978-01-01)January 1, 1978
C 7 Hesham Ali Salem 25 – (1984-05-13)May 13, 1984 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) La Guaira BBC
8 Mohamed Moftah Abu-Khir 22 – (1987-03-04)March 4, 1987 Al Ittihad
9 Khaled Saad Matrud 19 – (1989-11-09)November 9, 1989
C 10 Yahya Shakmak 24 – (1985-01-01)January 1, 1985 Al Nasr Benghazi
12 Alamien Mohamed Yagoub 28 – (1981-03-01)March 1, 1981
13 Mohamed Abdallah Belhaj 24 – (1985-07-25)July 25, 1985
14 Wajdi Omran Dawo 20 – (1988-10-29)October 29, 1988
15 Al-Fath Belgasem (Alpha Bangoura) 29 – (1980-02-04)February 4, 1980
Head coach
Assistant coach
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • nat field describes country
    of last club
    before the tournament
  • Age field is age on August 9, 2008


References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], fiba.com, accessed 15 August 2013.

External links[edit]