Senegal women's national basketball team

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Senegal
Senegal
FIBA ranking 20 Increase2
Joined FIBA 1962
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Senegal Basketball Federation
Coach Diop Magette
Olympic Games
Appearances 1 (2000)
Medals None
World Championships for Women
Appearances 6
Medals None
FIBA Africa Championship for Women
Appearances 17
Medals 16

The Senegal women's national basketball team is the nationally-controlled basketball team representing Senegal at world basketball competitions for women. The Senegalese squad had 10 continental championships with the next closest squads having 2 each (Zaire/Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola).

History[edit]

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 only managed to earn 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 2007[edit]

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 the fact that Senegal had beaten Mali 48–37 just 4 days previous. Senegal did qualify for the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women 2008 to be held in July 2008, in which 12 teams from across the globe will compete for 5 spots in the Olympics. Angola also qualified through the FIBA Africa tournament as the third place finisher.

Roster at the 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women[edit]

Coach: Diop Magatte

  1. Fatou Dieng
  2. Néné Diamé
  3. Oumou Khairy Sarr
  4. Aya Traore
  5. Mame Diodio Diouf
  6. Salimata Diatta
  7. Astou Traoré
  8. Mariama Dia
  9. Awa Doumbia
  10. Ndèye Ndiaye
  11. Astou Ndiaye
  12. Khady Yacine Ngom

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