Sexual harassment case sees basketball chief step aside

Hamane Niang, the Malian president of basketball’s governing body in Africa, Fiba, has agreed to step aside as an investigation is held into allegations of systemic sexual harassment within the Mali Basketball Federation (FMB).

Concerns were raised on 10 June through the New York Times and Human Rights Watch leading to basketball’s world governing body to open a probe into the allegations.

Fiba’s integrity officer professor Richard McLaren has confirmed that the report is expected to be delivered soon after the Olympic Games.

As well as Niang stepping aside Fiba also suspended three people connected to the FMB from “all Fiba activities while the investigation is conducted: coach Amadou Bamba, coach Oumar Sissoko and official Hario Maiga.”

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