DAKAR (Rio 2016 Olympic Games) - As Senegal enter the final phase of their preparations in the country's capital of Dakar, head coach Moustapha Gaye has selected the 12 players for the Rio Olympics.
After a trip to Japan last week during which they faced the host nation on three occasions, Gaye's has made up his mind.
Shooting guard Aya Traore, the MVP of AfroBasket Women 2015, and sharpshooter Astou Traore emerges as Senegal's leading scorers. The duo is to become first-time Olympians.
Winners of the last edition of the African Championship, Senegal will be making their first appearance at the Olympics for the first time since 2000.
In Rio, they are in Group B along with World and Olympic champions the USA, Serbia, Spain, Canada and China.