They are there in the company of a new managing staff.
The “New Look” Women National Basketball team is undergoing a training session since 12 May. The group reviewed right up to the technical staff “should establish the best team to an honorable participation in the Basketball Olympic Qualification Tournament,” said Cameroon Tribune edition of 19 May 2016. The said tournament is scheduled in Nantes in France. It will be held from 13 June to 19 June.
In this new team that will compete for the first time at this event, we note the presence of three players who participated in the 2015 Afrobasket. “Ramses Lonlack, Priscilla-Laure Mbiandja and winger Marie-Ange Mfoula are the only “survivors” writes the national daily newspaper. The list was provided by the Cameroonian Basketball Federation (Fecabasket).
About the change made simultaneously with the players and staff, Jules Eloi Mindjene the Development Manager of High Level Sports in the Ministry of Sports said: “The team was rebuilt almost to the technical staff because of the post competition episode initiated by the players last year. ” At the Fecabasket, they are rather talking of a rejuvenation.
To talk about the current managing staff, the new coach of the team is Guy Faustin. A local product who is also the former assistant coach of the national under 18. He is accompanied by Alexandra Tchangoue, former French international.
On the issue of the Olympic qualifying tournament in Nantes, note that it will qualify five teams for the Rio Olympics Games. Cameroonians have until June 12 to better sharpen their weapons. Because they will have to be at least a quarter-finalist or winner of the losers tournament to gain access to Rio.