It was in China that the 21st Congress of the International Basketball Federation was held, and the 156 federations present at this meeting unanimously elected Hamane Niang, successor of Horacio Muratore, for a four-year term (2019 – 2023).
Malian Hamane Niang, 67, vice president of FIBA and president of FIBA Africa between 2014 and 2019, is now the new president of FIBA. A function that he says he is ready to fill in the interest of the world basketball.
“I want to sincerely thank the National Federations for the trust they have placed in me today. It is with humility that I accept this responsibility. I promise to fully commit to FIBA throughout my tenure and serve the interests of our beloved sport around the world. We are the governing body of basketball and we must continue to play a leading role in the development of our sport. Together, we can become the most popular sports community in the world, “said the new president and former Minister of Youth and Sports of Mali.
It should be recalled that Hamane Niang was deputy director of credit at the Development Bank of Mali between 1981 and 1989, assistant in the cabinet of the Ministry of Finance and Commerce, then financial and administrative director of the company Mobile Oil Mali, and general manager of the Malian automobile in 2005.