A leader for Navy Blue

His service record lists Aya Traoré (Dakar, Senegal, 1983) as one of the differential players of the Women’s League 2. “They spoke very well about this project and it excited me,” says the interior, Afrobasket champion (and MVP in 2009 and 2015) and Olympic with her country in Rio 2016. “A moment that I especially remember, because the dream of every athlete and I achieved it, with my team, with my generation… It was quite an experience,” recalls the player from Navy Blue Mallorca Sant Josepwho last day displayed his credentials to become MVP, being the key to winning in Lleida, thanks to his 21 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 recoveries and demonstrating that he has come “to show that I am competitive”, to his 39 years old and after a long journey through Europe and in FEB competitions (Olesa, Celta, Conquero, Stadium Casablanca, Ibaizabal, Córdoba…).

She knows that her experience is important to the group, and she makes it available to her colleagues. “I hope I can help inspiration to the youngest, but I have come to add, because the Navy Blue project aspires to fight to be on top and aspire to promotion, “explained Aya Traoré, who together with her teammates will have a new opportunity on Sunday to add what would be the third victory in a row and the fifth for the team against Anagán El Olivar (12:15 pm, Toni Pizà). A “very important game, because at first it was difficult for us to start. There were many new players, a coach who has also arrived this year. But it was a matter of time », she relates.

In addition, the arrival with the course already started of Alejandra Quirante “has added a lot, since she is an important player in the league”, in the words of Traoré, fully integrated and “comfortable” in Mallorca, an island that she had visited in the days of the Joventut Mariana in the highest category. Now she goes back to a Women’s League 2 that, despite being the third state competition, “has a high level, as there are young players, wanting to grow and also some who know perfectly how to play in this competition”, although they are firmly committed to Azul Marino Mallorca Sant Josep “because I I have found a united team, eager and a very solid project behind it, “he says.

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A leader for Navy Blue