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Prominent physique, versatility, rebound ability and great hunger. These are some of the qualities of the young African women who evolve in the Endesa Women’s League and the Women’s League 2. This 20/21 season has served many of them to make their debut in Spain, others train players and know the style of play. What is clear is that they aroused emotions and that Sika Kone is the example to follow.
Sika Kone is 19 but has already conquered the Endesa Women’s League by collecting MVP titles – she has four – and becoming the player with the most rebounds in the competition with an average of 11.5 per game. . For the moment, the Malian pivot is in the race with Markeisha Gatling for the throne of the best evaluation, in which she obtains an average of 21.6 credits.
These are dizzying numbers that are completed with 14 points and nearly 5 fouls received per game. But these are also figures achieved thanks to training work, which began in Mali, continued in several clubs in the Canary Islands (Canterbury, Adareva and SPAR Gran Canaria) and ended with a stratospheric start in La Liga Femenina 2 last year.
The arrival of African talent in the Spanish leagues has always been common, but this past season there has been a wave of rookie players who, due to their physical qualities and dedication on the pitch, have left no one behind. indifferent.
Alima Dembele (2000, Mali)
Statistics: 21 points, 9 rebonds et 22,7 d’efficacité p.p
19/20: Magec Tías (LF2)
19/20: Ausarta Barakaldo (LF2)
20/21: Vega Lagunera Adareva (LF2)
In the first months of competition, Alima Dembele was a revelation. As the regular phase of La Liga Femenina 2 draws to a close, we can confirm that the talent of this player is a certainty. Her departure from the outside and her physical power make her an unstoppable player at 1×1. A virtue that makes her the best and best rated scorer of all the competition, in addition to being the third in rebounds in Group A and the one who receives the most.
Maimouna Haidara, (2004, Mali)
Statistics: 11,3 points, 10,8 rebonds, 17,4 efficacité p.p
19/20: Ville de La Laguna Tenerife (entraînement)
20/21: Magec Tías «Contre la violence de genre» (LF2)
Last weekend, Maimouna Haidara won the first MVP of his career in Spain. Considering she’s a player in her final junior year, it’s likely we’ll see her repeat that feat in the future. She has a rebound magnet, but it’s not about luck, it’s about the claw.
Aminata Traoré, (2000, Mali)
Statistics: 8,6 points, 7,9 rebonds, 11,2 efficacité p.p
20/21: La Salle Melilla (LF2)
The 2000 generation in Mali promises to bring great joy to the African country in the near future. Aminata Traore shared the national team with Sika Kone and Alima Dembele. He had his first professional experience in Spain after a brief stint at Serbian Partizan last season. The player was trained in her country and has a profile similar to that of her teammates. She’s smart on the rebound and offers an offensive intensity that’s hard to stop.
Aminata Sangare, (2000, Mali)
Statistics: 3,7 points, 3,3 rebonds, 3,2 valorisation p.p
Catégories de formation: CB Torrelodones
20/21: Casademont Zaragoza (LF Endesa)
This forward power is another pearl of the Malian generation of 2000. She trained in the junior and first national categories of the Torrelodones de Madrid and this summer she took a big step forward and enlisted in the ranks of Casademont Zaragoza. Her role is different from the dominant role she played in her training phase, but she spends an average of 13 minutes playing in her first campaign in the Endesa Women’s League.
Extract from the article: 10 jugadoras africanas que siguen la estela de Sika Koné en España