Senegal women's national basketball team

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 Senegal
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FIBA ranking 24 Steady
Joined FIBA 1962
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Fédération Sénégalaise de Basket-Ball
Coach Mamadou Gaye
Olympic Games
Appearances 2
Women's World Cup
Appearances 7
FIBA Africa Championship for Women
Appearances 21
Medals Gold medal africa.svg (1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2009, 2015)
Silver medal africa.svg (1968, 1983, 1994, 2005, 2007, 2011)
Bronze medal africa.svg (1970, 2003, 2013)
Uniforms
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The Senegal women's national basketball team is the nationally controlled basketball team representing Senegal at world and continental basketball competitions for women. It is administered by the Fédération Sénégalaise de Basket-Ball.[1]

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

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. Aya Traore was nominated for the Competition best five.

FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2009[edit]

Senegal came to the FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2009 at Madagascar for taken his 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 at final, the title contender Mali, 72–57. Aya Traore got the MVP title. Senegalese players Aya Traore, Fatou Dieng and Aminata Nar Diop was nominated for the Competition best five. Senegal did qualify for the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women, in which 16 teams from across the globe will compete.

FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2011[edit]

Favorite of the 2011 FIBA Africa Championship for Women at Mali, the Champion Senegal, lost the final after his 7-0 record (12th victory in a row), against the surprisingly Angolan women team (62–57), despite the fact that Senegal had beaten Angola 63–42 just 6 days previous. The Senegalese team beat Rdcongo (85–54) at quarter final and Nigeria (89–63) at semi-finals. Senegalese players Aya Traore and Mame Diodio Diouf was nominated for the Competition best five. enegal did qualify for the Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's qualification.

FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2013[edit]

Title contender the Senegalese team lost his semi-final against the Champion Angola (43–46), after winning his all 7 matchs at the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship for Women at Mozambique. After four finals in row (since 2005), the Senegalese team got the third place after his victory against Cameroon (56–53) for the first time. The Senegalese team beat Mali (85–54) at quarter final. The Senegalese player 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 2015[edit]

Senegal came on the AfroBasket Women 2015 at Cameroon with 9 old players, for the title. Despite this fact, The Senegalese team win the title after his two losing game against Angola (46–50) and Nigeria (62–70) at the first round. The teammates of Aya Traore (21 points) open their turbo at quarter-finals when they beat the Basketball at the 2015 African Games Champion (10 days before), Mali (57-38) . At the semi-finals 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/21 participation. The final was unique because the host team Cameroon played his first final. The most experienced and titled team of the competition, Senegal, beat Cameroon with and incredible score 81-66 (the most importance since 1993 FIBA Africa Championship for Women. This title was the twelfth title for the Senegalese team after 1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1999,2000, 2009 and 2015. 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 times. Senegal did qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics, in which 12 teams from across the globe will compete for the Olympic title.

Results[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

World Championship[edit]

African Championship[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

The following is the Senegal roster for the women's basketball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

Senegal women's national basketball team – 2016 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G 4 Thiam, Oumoul 26 – (1990-02-03)3 February 1990 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) C.D. Promete Spain
G 5 Traoré, Aya 33 – (1983-07-27)27 July 1983 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) CB Conquero Spain
PG 6 Diémé, Bintou 32 – (1984-02-01)1 February 1984 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) Tarbes Gespe Bigorre France
PG 7 Dieng, Fatou 32 – (1983-08-18)18 August 1983 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) CB Al-Qázeres Spain
F 8 Diouf, Mame Diodio 31 – (1984-12-15)15 December 1984 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Reus Deportiu Spain
C 9 Wane, Lala 27 – (1989-07-05)5 July 1989 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Wasquehal Fémina France
PF 10 Traoré, Astou 35 – (1981-04-30)30 April 1981 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Saint-Amand France
C 11 Diarra, Maimouna 25 – (1991-01-30)30 January 1991 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Primeiro de Agosto Angola
PF 12 Sy, Mame-Marie 31 – (1985-03-25)25 March 1985 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) ESB Villeneuve-d'Ascq France
PF 13 Touré, Oumou 28 – (1988-02-18)18 February 1988 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Toulouse France
C 14 Rosche, Marie-Sadio 28 – (1987-08-10)10 August 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Avenir Basket Chartres France
G 15 Fall, Aida 29 – (1986-10-11)11 October 1986 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) AL Le Havre France
Head coach
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Legend
  • (C) Team captain
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    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 6 August 2016

The TOP 10 Hall Of Fame[edit]

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 rebonds et 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 win 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 to 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile - Senegal, FIBA.com, Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  2. ^ "African champions Senegal confirm final roster for Rio". FIBA. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 

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