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19/10/2009
Aya TRAORE (SEN)

Antananarivo (21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women) – Senegalese inspirational player, Aya Traore has emerged as the new Africa Best Player in women basketball.

Traore who inspired her side to victory over former champion, Mali win now wear the crown of Most Valuable Player for the next two years.

The 25-year-old also earns a role call into Africa Top-5 players of the 21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Other players on the honour list include, Fatou Dieng and Aminata Diop both of Senegal, Nassecela Mauricio of Angola and Nagouma Coulibaly of Mali.

19-year-old Cote d’Ivoire guard, Kani Kouyate was the championship leading scorer with 125 points, Mali forward, Djene Diawara won the best rebounder with 72 rebounds; Madagascar Prisca Razananira was the championship best three-point-shooter.

Maiwenn Andriamilandy of Madagascar was the championship revelation; Mauritius team was given an honorary fair-play award while host Madagascar won the fair-play award.

Champion Senegal and runner-up Mali will fly Africa flag at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Czech Republic.

FIBA Africa

  
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