BAMAKO (FIBA U16 Women’s African Championship 2017) – Mali coach Sidiya Oumarou has announced a 16-member preliminary list ahead of the FIBA U16 Women’s African Championship 2017 set for August 5-12 in Mozambique.
The duo is expected to bring holistic experience and leadership to the youthful side that will be looking to replicate what their predecessors have made seem easy at first sight yet it has taken years of laying a good foundation that explains their dominance over the years since the inception of the event in 2009.
A wave of inspiration from their male counterparts who won the just concluded FIBA U16 African Championship in Mauritius will set the pace for the teenage girls who are keen on maintaining the status quo.
Oumarou is expected to name the final squad by next week as his side will travel to Beira in central Mozambique.
The top two teams from the Mozambique showpiece will qualify for the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.