The incident between Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou happened on Monday after Mali’s fourth-straight defeat on the event in Sydney, Australia, and pictures of the combat was once extensively circulated on social media.
“It was not our intention and we were frustrated because of the loss. We are here to apologize to the world of basketball (and the) FIBA World Cup.”
In the photos, Kourouma will also be observed throwing punches at Dabou ahead of different Mali avid gamers interfere to take a look at and separate the 2 avid gamers. CNN Sport has contacted Mali’s basketball federation for additional remark at the incident.
Mali exited the World Cup after dropping each sport in Group B, which incorporated happening 88-65 in opposition to Canada on Tuesday.
The Women’s World Cup resumes with the quarterfinals on Thursday and concludes with the general on Saturday.