Senegal has appointed Carlos Alberto Antuna as the new head coach of their Women's basketball national team. Antuna takes over Senegal job following his resignation as Uganda head coach in October. ALSO READ: Alberto Antuna steps down as Uganda Gazelles head coach He led the Gazelles to the quarters of the FIBA Women’s Afrobasket, beating Senegal, DR Congo and Guinea. Since finishing second behind Nigeria's D'Tigress at the 2023 Women's Afrobasketball Championship, Senegal has been without a coach after the sack of the former head coach Moustapha Gaye. ALSO READ: Basketball: Uganda appoints Alberto Antuna as new head coach Announcing Antune’s appointment, Senegal Basketball Association technical director Raoul Toupane said that “there were several foreign and local candidates who applied. but we wanted to choose the best profile.” ALSO READ: PHOTOS: Women’s Afrobasket: Rwanda ousts Uganda, storms to semis The Lionesses will play an Olympic qualifying tournament next year in February where they are pooled in the same group with the United States, Nigeria and Belgium.