It is with profound sadness that ANOCA recently learned of the death of former FIBA President and Honorary President of FIBA Africa Abdoulaye Seye Moreau. The deceased was the 8th President of FIBA (1998-2002), after serving four years as Vice President. The former player and referee, who officiated at the 1975 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Colombia, served as President of FIBA Africa for five years until 1998.
Reacting to the announcement of the passing of this great sports icon, ANOCA President Mustapha Berraf, in his message of condolence addressed to the President of the Senegal National Olympic and Sports Committee, said that “African and world sport are in tears. The death of Abdoulaye Seye Moreau, former President of FIBA-World, at age 91, is a huge loss for us. The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa hereby extends its heartfelt condolences to you and all the Senegalese people. Abdoulaye Seye Moreau was an outstanding leader in African and world sport. He climbed the rungs of the Olympic and sports movement one after the other without ever losing sight of the Olympic values that underpin our common actions…We also extend our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Like the Olympic and sports family, it is the anchor and inspiration of our late brother Abdoulaye Seye Moreau. Mr President, Dear Brother, our compassion is equalled only by our sadness in this painful circumstance, receive our support, that of the ANOCA Executive Committee and all the NOCs of the continent.” Mustapha Berraf wrote.