Reigning African champion, Senegal have named eight players who helped claim the African title two years ago in their 12-player squad their title defence at the 2017 FIBA Women's AfroBasket which dunks off from August 18th to the 27th in Mali, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Senegal have been drawn in Group B along with Egypt, Mozambique, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea.
According to FIBA.com, the players who made the final squad are Ramata Daou, Fatou Dieng, Mame Diodio Diouf,Aminata Fall,Oumoul Khairy Sarr,Ndeye Sene, Aicha Sidibe,Mame Marie Sy,Sokhna Lycka Sy Oumoul Khairy Thiam, Astou Traore and Aya Traore.
Tening Sabelle Diata, Maimouna Diarra, Oumou Toure, and Bineta Diouf have been left out of the final roster for the 12-team FIBA Women's AfroBasket.
The Senegalese women's team will be making their 22nd appearance in the competition.
Meanwhile, Senegal head coach, Moustapha Gaye has predicted that Nigeria and Angola will provide stern test for his team.
"As the reigning African champion, we have to defend our title," Gaye admitted in a report on FIBA.com.
"We have to recognize that we won the title in 2015 after facing many adversities."
"Angola will come back strong to take revenge. Nigeria are preparing to become champions, and Mali play at home. We are going to Bamako knowing that there are six teams who aspire to be African champions each," Gaye said.