Mali women's national basketball team

Mali
FIBA ranking26 Increase 9 (1 October 2022)[1]
Joined FIBA1961
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationFédération Malienne de Basketball
CoachJoaquin Brizuela
Olympic Games
Appearances1
World Cup
Appearances2
AfroBasket Women
Appearances19
Medals1st place, gold medalist(s) (2007)
2nd place, silver medalist(s) (2009, 2021)
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (1968, 2011, 2017, 2019)

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

History

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

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.

Competitive record

FIBA World Cup

FIBA World Cup record
Year Round Pld W L
Czech Republic 2010 15th 5 1 4
Australia 2022 11th 5 0 5
Total 10 1 9

Summer Olympics

Olympic Games record
Year Position GP W L GS GA GD
China 2008 12th 5 0 5 255 402 −147
Total 5 0 5 255 402 −147

African Championship

Current roster

Roster for the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.

Mali women's national basketball team – 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup roster roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F 1 Kankou Coulibaly 32 – (1990-04-11)11 April 1990 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Charnay Basket Bourgogne Sud France
F 2 Salimatou Kourouma 22 – (1999-09-25)25 September 1999 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Stade Malien Mali
C 7 Aminata Traoré 22 – (2000-05-18)18 May 2000 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Melilla Sport Capital La Salle Spain
PG 8 Touty Gandega 31 – (1991-06-20)20 June 1991 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) AS Aulnoye-Aymeries France
G 9 Djeneba Sangaré 22 – (1999-10-07)7 October 1999 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Basket Club Gransois France
PF 10 Maimouna Haidara 18 – (2004-06-02)2 June 2004 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) CDB Clarinos Tenerife Spain
F 11 Kamite Elisabeth Dabou 17 – (2004-11-09)9 November 2004 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Centre Dorinthie Basket Mali
G 12 Alima Dembélé (C) 22 – (2000-01-20)20 January 2000 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) AS Commune III Mali
F 13 Meiya Tirera 36 – (1986-04-15)15 April 1986 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) AS Aulnoye-Aymeries France
PF 14 Sika Koné 20 – (2002-07-13)13 July 2002 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Spar Gran Canaria Spain
PG 50 Djeneba N'Diaye 25 – (1997-07-08)8 July 1997 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) Club Polideportivo Bembibre Spain
C 77 Diana Balayera 26 – (1996-01-28)28 January 1996 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Charnay Basket Bourgogne Sud France
Head coach
  • Spain Joaquin Brizuela[2]
Assistant coach(es)
  • Mali Aminata Sininta
  • Mali Amara Traoré
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 22 September 202

References

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 1 October 2022. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Team Roster: Mali" (PDF). fiba.basketball. 20 September 2022. Retrieved 20 September 2022.

External links

  • FIBA profile
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African Games Basketball ( Women ) winners
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National women's basketball teams of Africa (FIBA Africa)
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