Watch Mali the team that replaced Nigeria disgrace the African continent as players exchange blows at the FIBA WWC.
Mali Africa’s sole representatives at the FIBA WWC suffered an 81-68 loss to Serbia in a group stage fixture played on Monday, September 26, 2022.
It was Mali’s second loss at the FIBA WWC as they were well beaten in the previous three games.
Mali lost 89-56 to start the tournament, then 118-58 against hosts Australia and then 74-59 to France.
Malian players fight each other at World Cup
Three defeats and another loss to Serbia sent tempers flaring in the Mali camp.
While Malian were still upset about four straight defeats, it went from bad to worse as
The team were making their way through the media area where reporters interview players after their elimination from the competition.,
One of the players launched a punch at her teammate which was caught on camera by Serbian television interviewing one of their stars.
The video of Mali’s players punching each other went viral bringing shame and ridicule to the African continent based on reactions.
Mali suffered an 88-65 loss to Canada in their final group game on Tuesday, September 27 and will now exit the tournament.