Basketball Africa League (BAL) President Amadou Gallo Fall has paid a glowing tribute to former FIBA President Abdoulaye Seye Moreau who passed away earlier this week.
The former leader of basketball’s world governing body died at age 90 after serving in the sport in various roles first as a player in a career that dates back to 1965.
Fall expressed his commiseration to the family of his fellow Senegalese who laid the foundations for the West African country’s commanding presence in the sport on the continent.
Moreau moved into administration after a ten year playing career and bagged a Law degree along the way to serve as a referee, Senegal Basketball Federation President and FIBA Africa President.
In a statement released on BAL’s official Twitter page, Fall stated, “Abdoulaye Seye Moreau was one of the most beloved and respected figures in African Basketball history…He mentored many current sports leaders during his tenure as Senegalese Basketball Federation President. Our deepest condolences to his family and sports community across Africa and the world.”
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter