FIBA opens an investigation after the fight between two Malian players

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou had come to blows on Monday, after the game against Serbia. But they were well aligned this Tuesday against Canada (65-88), for their last World Cup match

Salimatou Kourouma (9 points in 12 minutes) and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou (6 points in 11 minutes) played well this Tuesday morning Mali-Canada (65-88), the last game of the group stage of the Women’s World Cup from basketball to sydney. The day before, just after his team’s fourth consecutive loss to the Serbian (68-81), synonymous with elimination in the first round, the two players had come to blows in the mixed zone of the Olympic Park Sports Center, where media and players meet, before being separated by their teammates.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) announced on Tuesday that it opened an investigation after this fight in Australia, whose images were shared on social networks. “Fiba acknowledges that there was an altercation between Malian players in the mixed zone, explains in a press release the institution, whose president is Malian Hamane Niang. After this incident, he opened an investigation. Fiba will decide on any possible disciplinary action once it is over. »

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