can confirm the sad news of former FIBA President Abdoulaye Seye Moreau’s demise at age 90 on Monday, June 29.

The former basketball referee and administrator served as President of basketball’s world governing body (FIBA) from 1998 to 2002. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of the body for four years.

Moreau was President of Senegal’s Basketball Federation moving to his former position as FIBA Africa President from 1993 to 1998.

Present FIBA President Hamane Niang paid homage to the fallen great stating “On behalf of the FIBA family and all basketball stakeholders, I extend my sincere condolences to his family in Senegal. Mr. Moreau actively participated in the modernization of basketball in Africa. He was open-minded, and for me, he was a friend, a colleague, a father figure and advisor”.

The late Moreau Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Other high ranking officials including FIBA Africa Executive Director Alphonse Bile and FIBA Africa President Anibal Manave paid condolences to the late President.

FIBA President Niang (middle), Bile (left)

Moreau played in the West African nation for a decade (1955-1965) and had a Law degree.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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