CONAKRY (AfroBasket Women 2015)-In the lead-up to AfroBasket Women 2015, we take a closer look at all 12 participating teams competing in the championship running from 24 September-3 October in Yaounde, Cameroon.
FIBA Women Ranking: 70th
Last participation at AfroBasket Women: 2011 (0 win, 5 losses; 11th place)
Qualified for AfroBasket Women 2015:participation in the FIBA Africa Zone II Qualifier Best result in the history of AfroBasket
History / Qualification: Guinea will be making their comeback at AfroBasket Women after a 4-year absence.
Back in 2011, Guinea who ended their AfroBasket Women campaign with a 0-5 mark in the Group Phase, clinched a 58-40 win against Ghana to finish eleventh.
That was the worst result of a team that finished second at the inaugural edition of AfroBasket Women held in 1966 in Conakry, Guinea.
Guinea will be making their seventh appearance in the tournament, and aim at improving their image on the map of African basketball.
Since their last performance on home soil, the team has completely disappeared from the top position of the AfroBasket Women.
Sakoba Keita, the president of the Guinean Basketball Federation, has recently stated that AfroBasket Women 2015 is "an opportunity to learn alongside the big basketball nations such as Mali, Senegal and Angola."
Guinea have been drawn in Group B, along with Egypt, Algeria,Nigeria, Angola and Senegal.
Key player: Mariama Djiba Toure led Guinea with a team-high 13.5 points per game at FIBA Africa Zone 2 two-leg qualifier.
The 21-year-old forward who will be making her second appearance in the tournament since 2011, will be the spearhead of a team mostly made up of players playing in the Guinean national league.
Outlook: For their comeback at the biggest women's basketball tournament in Africa, head coach Ousmane Camara and his team aim at making much as number.
Possible Outcome: The team could win at least one game.