BAMAKO (2016 FIBA Africa U18 Women’s Championship) – Defending champions Mali are ready for the 2016 FIBA Africa U18 Women's Championship as head coach Amadou Bamba has confirmed on Friday the 12-player final roster.
Head coach Bamba,who has his eyes set on a second straight continental crown, has called up Awa Sidibe, Djeneba Sangare, Rokia Doumbia, Nafatoumata Haidara and Salimatou Kourouma
The 1.75m Small Forward, who sparked the west-african side with 15.6points and 10.6rebounds per game, will certainly be Mali’s main offensive weapon in Cairo.
Next week, Mali will enter court not only with the objective of retaining their continental crown, but they will also battle for one of the two spots on offer for African countries for the 2017 FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship due to take place in the Italian city of Turin.
The winners and the runners-up will get the rights to represent Africa at the world stage next summer.
List of the national teams qualified for the 2016 FIBA Africa U18 Women’s Championship: Algeria, Angola,Cote d’Ivoire, hosts Egypt,Madagascar,Mali,Mozambique,Tunisia,Uganda,and Zimbabwe.