Niang Photo Courtesy: BBC gathers the alleged sexual allegations leveled against suspended FIBA President Hamane Niang involve 100 Females and 12 Coaches.

The sexual allegations were reported by the New York Times on June 10 and have triggered an investigation by basketball’s world governing body FIBA. FIBA also released a statement to reiterate its no tolerance stance on sexual abuse.

Niang and three others connected to the Malian Basketball Federation are embroiled in the allegations and are suspended until details of the investigation are made known.

100 Female Basketball Players and 20 Coaches are alleged to have been sexually abused by the accused during Niang’s time as President of the Mali Federation from 1999-2007.

Reports indicate the investigation report is to be communicated after the Tokyo Olympics which ends in August. Niang’s position has since been taken up by FIBA First Vice President Sheikh Saud Ali Al-Thani on an interim basis.

Niang commenced work as FIBA President in 2019 after taking over from Argentine Horacio Muratore.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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