Footage of Shameful Moment Mali's Female Basketball Team Fought During FIBA Post Game Interview Spotted
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Footage of Shameful Moment Mali's Female Basketball Team Fought During FIBA Post Game Interview Spotted

  • The female basketball team of Mali were engulfed in chaos after a fight broke among members of the team
  • Mali, Africa's only representatives at the Women's Basketball World Cup, lost their fourth game against Serbia
  • Basketball's governing body, FIBA have launched an investigation into the unfortunate incident at the World Cup

Players of Mali's female national Basketball team broke into a fight during a post-game interview at the Women's World Cup in Australia.

The team had lost its fourth straight game at the tournament following an 81-68 defeat to Serbia on Monday.

In a video that has since gone viral, the players were spotted fighting at the mixed zone while a Serbian player was having her post-game interview.

Mali, Women's Basketball World Cup, FIBA, Serbia
Mali players have been spotted fight after their game against Serbia at the Basketball World Cup. Credit: @FIBAWWC @oluwashina
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The shameful act has drawn the attention of FIBA, the world basketball governing body, who have launched an investigation into the incident.

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"Following the incident, Fiba has opened an investigation. Once the investigation is concluded, Fiba will decide on any applicable disciplinary measures," read a statement released by FIBA as quoted by the BBC.

Mali have been booted out of the competition after losing all four games at the championship.

Meanwhile, the two players involved in the scuffle, Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou are yet to react to the incident.

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