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September 2018
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Senegal set to resume preparations in France with Traore on board

DAKAR (FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018) - Prolific scorer Astou Traore has joined Senegal for the remaining of their training camp for this month's FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.

After spending part of her summer practicing in the U.S, Traore has integrated a 16-player preliminary squad that is expected to travel to France on Thursday, where they will resume their World Cup preparations. 

Senegal's 16-player preliminary squad for FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 
Maimouna Diarra  Bintou Dieme Yacine Diop Mame Diodio Diouf
Aida Fall Aminata Fall Ndeye Fall Ndeye Khadidiatou
Ndeye Fatou Ndiaye Ndeye Fatou Ndiaye Oumou Khairy Sarr Ndeye Sene
Aicha Sidibe Astou Traore Oumou Khairy Thiam  Oumou Kalsoum Toure

According to the local media, the runners-up of the FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017 will receive the country's flag from the Ministry of Sports before jetting off to France.

Senegal will play  World Champions the U.S, China, and Latvia in the Group Phase.

"These are very athletic teams that know how to run and shoot. We have prepared against teams of the similar caliber," Senegal head coach Cheikh Sarr noted.

The 16-nation showpiece will take place in Tenerife, Spain, from September 22-30.