Dieudonne Eseka Mabusa
Sitting FIBA Africa President Niang

The African win of Basketball’s world body FIBA is mourning the passing away of former President Dieudonne Eseka Mabusa.

The ex President died on Christmas Day December 25 this year after a long battle with a non specific illness for much of the year.

He passed away at age 79 in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa during the world festive Christmas celebrations.

The DR Congo native serves as FIBA Africa President from 2010 to 2014 when he was replaced by sitting President Hamane Niang.

Mabusa had served in various roles in basketball administration on the continent highlighted during his over 20 year tenure as a member of the FIBA Africa Central Board.

He also served as President of FIBA Africa Zone IV since his election in 1974 before getting appointed as Secretary General of the Zairian Basketball Federation in 1996. He held on to the position for 12 years during the change from Zaire to DR Congo.

He holds Degrees in Economics, Political Science and Social Science.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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