Basketball

Youth Afrobasket: Mali crowned FIBA U-16 Champions

The Mali U-16 women’s basketball team have qualified for the World U17 Championships next year after winning the FIBA U-16 Women African Championship title on Saturday night at the Amahoro Indoor Stadium.

Mali beat Egypt in the final game 84-48 to win their sixth FIBA U16 Women’s African Championship title.

By finishing as the top two teams, Mali and Egypt secured tickets to the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup slated for 2020.

Mariam Coulibaly scored a game-high 30 points, picked seven rebounds and five assists to inspire the West Africans to an unprecedented record sixth African title. Continue reading…

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