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Senegal decide on final roster for Tenerife
DAKAR (FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018) - Senegal have confirmed the 12 players who will represent them at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Tenerife.
Having had to make four cuts to their previous 16-strong preliminary list, Astou Traore and Mame Marie Sy-Diop headline the final line-up selected by head coach, Cheikh Sarr.
|Senegal roster for FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018|
|Maimouna Diarra||Bintou Dieme||Ndeye Khadidiatou Dieng||Mame Diodio Diouf|
|Yacine Diop||Aminata Fall||Ndeye Fatou Ndiaye||Oumou Khairy Sarr|
|Aicha Sidibe||Mame Marie Sy-Diop||Oumou Khairy Thiam||Astou Traore|
Traore was crowned MVP at the FIBA Women's AfroBasket last year after pouring in more than 21 points per game. Her firepower will drive the challenge of Senegal, who are looking to record their first win in the competition since 2006.
Meanwhile Sy-Diop brings quality and experience, including plenty of time spent playing in EuroLeague Women and has been one of her nation's most consistent performers at the biggest events.
Senegal will face reigning champions USA, along with China and Latvia during the opening phase of the competition.