sport news Basketball star reveals why she had a fist fight with her teammate at World Cup ... trends now

sport news Basketball star reveals why she had a fist fight with her teammate at World Cup ... trends now
sport news Basketball star reveals why she had a fist fight with her teammate at World Cup ... trends now

sport news Basketball star reveals why she had a fist fight with her teammate at World Cup ... trends now

Basketball star reveals why she shocked the sport by having a FIST FIGHT with her teammate during side's press conference at the World Cup in Sydney Salimatou Kourouma punched Kamite Elisabeth Dabou in the head after loss   Elisabeth was seen trying to get her teammate in a headlock at press conference  Kourouma has come clean on what caused the astonishing physical clash 

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A basketball star who sent shockwaves through the sport when she was filmed throwing punches at her teammate in wild scenes at the Women's World Cup has blamed their clash on frustrations boiling over after the side's recent run of losses. 

The fist fight between Mali basketballers Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou broke out during a post-match press conference after the African nation's 81-68 loss to Serbia on Monday, making headlines around the world.

Kourouma was seen throwing a flurry of punches at Dabou, who tried to wrestle her teammate and get her in a headlock in as she appeared to be trying to defend herself. 

Salimatou Kourouma (with face obscured) punched Kamite Elisabeth (left, in green shorts) in the head while another player gave an interview during a press conference on Monday

Salimatou Kourouma (with face obscured) punched Kamite Elisabeth (left, in green shorts) in the head while another player gave an interview during a press conference on Monday

Kourouma (pictured) blamed the fist fight on frustrations boiling over after Mali lost all five of their group matches at the World Cup

Kourouma (pictured) blamed the fist fight on frustrations boiling over after Mali lost all five of their group matches at the World Cup

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