While an investigation by the “New York Times” (United States) revealed on June 14, 2021 a system of sexual harassment at the level of the national female basketball teams of Mali, Hamane Niang had voluntarily chosen to put himself in the temporary deviation from the FIBA presidency who decided to launch an investigation. Three months later, Vieux Niang was cleared by the same investigation on September 14, 2021.
«Time and patience are the best judges», Says Beninese writer Morgan Hounton. Another saying goes, “there is a judge named time who puts everything in its place“! It is to this God, to the values in which he believes and to this time that Hamane Niang relied on when he was accused of complicity in the so-called case of the harassment of certain Malian basketball players when he chaired the Malian Federation of basketball.
A case revealed by the American daily “New York Times»On June 14, 2021 and which, in reality, was only a cabal cleverly organized by stateless persons (hidden in France and in the United States) to discredit the leaders of the Malian basketball in order to have the discipline to their thank you.
Convinced of his innocence, Hamane Niang, known as “Old”, voluntarily discharged his responsibilities as president of FIBA to allow the supreme body of world basketball to conduct an independent investigation. And three months later, his honor is washed by this investigation which confuses the accusers and restores his dignity, suddenly his chair as president.
In addition to the sidelining of Niang, Fiba also suspended three people linked to the FMBB from “all Fiba activities while the investigation is being carried out: trainers Amadou Bamba and Oumar Sissoko and official Hario Maïga».
«Niang has not been charged with committing sexual abuse. But, his detractors say he largely ignored the assault on women for a dozen years between 1999 and 2011, when he was first president of the Malian basketball federation and then minister of sports. country. And, these critics say, with yet another inaction as FIBA president, Niang continues to leave female players vulnerable to exploitation in her home country, a former predominantly Muslim French colony where women experience extreme inequality. in daily life“, Had underlined the American daily.
Today, everyone knows the truth about Hamane Niang, a man of values, very humble and humanist!