Mali women's national basketball team

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Mali
Mali
FIBA ranking 17 Increase 2
Joined FIBA 1961
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Mali Basketball Federation
Olympic Games
Appearances 1 (2008)
Medals None
World Championships for Women
Appearances 1 (2010)
Medals None
FIBA Africa Championship for Women
Appearances 14
Medals 4

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 1 continental championship which came in 2007 with a win over host Senegal.

History[edit]

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 2007[edit]

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.

Olympic roster[edit]

Mali Women's National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club Club nat.
G 4 Toure, Kadiatou 25 – (1983-01-18)January 18, 1983 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Djoliba AC Mali
F 5 Traore, Nassira 19 – (1988-10-28)October 28, 1988 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Djoliba AC Mali
G 6 Diarra, Mariatou 22 – (1985-11-20)November 20, 1985 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Mali
G 7 Bagayoko, Fatoumata 20 – (1988-05-23)May 23, 1988 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Djoliba AC Mali
F 8 Gandega, Diana Leo 25 – (1983-06-02)June 2, 1983 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Mali
G/F 9 Maïga, Hamchétou (C) 30 – (1978-04-25)April 25, 1978 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Minnesota Lynx United States
F 10 Kanoute, Kadiatou 30 – (1978-06-11)June 11, 1978 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Powerbasket Tigers Wels Austria
F/C 11 Diawara, Diéné 23 – (1985-01-29)January 29, 1985 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Limoges ABC France
F/C 12 Coulibaly, Nagnouma 19 – (1989-05-31)May 31, 1989 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Basket Landes France
C 13 Tirera, Meiya 22 – (1986-04-15)April 15, 1986 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Djoliba AC Mali
C 14 Sininta, Aminata 22 – (1985-12-23)December 23, 1985 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Djoliba AC Mali
C 15 Sissoko, Djenebou 26 – (1982-06-27)June 27, 1982 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Djoliba AC Mali
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Mali

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • nat field describes country
    of last club
    before the tournament
  • Age field is age on 9 August 2008

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