Two Mali gamers have apologized for preventing within the combined zone following their loss to Serbia on Monday on the girls’s Global Cup.
The scuffle between Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou took place whilst they had been strolling during the postgame media house and used to be stuck on movie by way of Serbian media. “We had been pissed off on account of the loss so we’re right here to make an apology to the sector of basketball, FIBA, the Global Cup,” Kourouma stated at the pair’s behalf after a loss to Canada on Tuesday. “We’re right here to make an apology for the picture that used to be placed on social media. It used to be no longer our goal.”
FIBA is investigating the incident. Kourouma threw a couple of punches at Dabou ahead of their Mali teammates jumped in to damage them aside. The 2 performed within the Canada sport and trainer Joaquin Brizuela stated he didn’t imagine benching them as punishment.
“Those had been two of our key gamers so even if it used to be a tragic incident, it used to be extra about that they sought after to play basketball,” Brizuela stated. “We would have liked to play at the next stage, they usually did display that lately.”
Mali certified for the Global Cup as a past due alternative for Nigeria, which had administrative problems. The African nation has long past 0-5 within the Global Cup, dropping by way of a median of 30 issues. Mali has received only one sport in its Global Cup historical past, in 2010.