Somalia national basketball team

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Somalia Somalia
FIBA ranking 51
Joined FIBA 1960
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Somali Basketball Federation
Coach Omar Baarajab
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
African Championship
Appearances 5
Medals Bronze medal africa.svg Bronze: 1981
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The Somalia national basketball team is the national basketball team of Somalia. It is a member of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and is governed by the Somali Basketball Federation.


The Somalia Basketball Federation became affiliated with FIBA in 1960.[1] It is part of the executive board of the Arab Basketball Confederation.[2]

Although the national basketball squad has yet to pass the qualification stages of the FIBA World Championship, it won a bronze medal at the 1981 FIBA Africa Championship, when Somalia hosted the tournament. The team also participates in the basketball event at the Pan Arab Games.


As of April 2014, Nur Mohamed Abdullahi serves as the president of the Somalia Basketball Federation. Said Duale is the Secretary General.[1]


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
1970 7 FIBA Africa Championship 1970 Alexandria, Egypt
1974 10 FIBA Africa Championship 1974 Bangui, Central African Republic
1980 9 FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Rabat, Morocco
1981 Bronze medal africa.svg FIBA Africa Championship 1981 Mogadishu, Somalia
1983 8 FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
2015 TBD FIBA Africa Championship 2015 three cities, Tunisia

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Somalie". FIBA Africa. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Buuna, Said (10 November 2009). "Somalia Reenters Arab Basketball Confederation EC". UPI Next. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 

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