|2001 African Championship, Casablanca|
Moustapha "Tapha" GAYE
Date of Birth: 05/10/1963
Place of birth: Tambacounda
Club Team 2005-06: AS DOUANES
Career: ASCC BOPP (Senegal, 1994-2000), JARAAF (Senegal, 2000-01), AS Douanes (Senegal, 2004-06).
International career: Assistant coach - Senegal Under 20 Team (1995), Assistant coach - Senegal National Team (1999), Head coach - Senegal National Team (2001), Assistant coach - Senegal National Team (2005).
Tapha Gaye is a former National Team player. He played for the "Lions" until the 1991 African Championship, but he never played outside of Senegal for a club team. Took over the coaching job after Abdou N'Diaye's conflict with the Senegalese officials, at the beginning of July.
Was Abdou's assistant during the 2005 FIBA Africa Championship, in Algiers. After coaching some Youth National Teams, Tapha was the head coach of the seniors during the 2001 African Championship, in Casablanca, Morocco, where Senegal only finished 7th.
After DeSagana Diop and Pape Sow declared themselves out for Japan, Gaye called three new players (Mamadou and Ndongo N'Diaye and Mamadou Diouf) and tried to put Senegal on good tracks for the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan.