Sierra Leone national basketball team

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Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
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FIBA ranking T-94 Steady
Joined FIBA 1991
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Sierra Leone National Basketball Federation
Coach Kane O'Leary
Nickname(s) The Diamonds
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances None
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Light jersey
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Team colours
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Dark jersey
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The Sierra Leone national basketball team represents Sierra Leone in international men's basketball competitions and is controlled by the Sierra Leone National Basketball Federation. The squad is mostly home-based, with a few foreign-based players.

In 2001 British born Alex Fuhrmann was named as head coach after coaching club YSC to a title run in the countries national league cup and league (This team line-up featured head coach Ali Hijazi). Fuhrmann left the post after several months due to difficulties in gaining a place in the African Championships. From March 2017 onwards, Irish born Kane O'Leary became the head coach.

Current squad[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Other current notable players from Sierra Leone:

Sierra Leone men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age Ht. Club
F Charles Mammie 24 – (1992-11-06)6 November 1992 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Free agent

  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age
    on 22 March 2017

Performance at international tournaments[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

yet to qualify

World championships[edit]

yet to qualify

FIBA Africa Championship[edit]

yet to qualify

African Games[edit]

yet to qualify

Commonwealth Games[edit]

never participated


Team Sierra Leone gained some international attention as one of Germany's major basketball utility suppliers Kickz featured the Freetown Collection and has since sponsored Sierra Leone's national team.[1] Some of the collection was featured in the well known SLAM Magazine. Kickz took inspiration from Sierra Leone for various styles and schemes. According to its own publication, the company takes some of its profits back to the basketball team of Sierra Leone.[2] The company designed the official logo for the Sierra Leone National Basketball Federation.[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ team sierra leone basketball documentary k1x,, accessed 15 July 2011.
  2. ^ K1X & SIERRA LEONE,, accessed 15 July 2011.
  3. ^ TEAM SIERRA LEONE,, accessed 13 December 2012