September 29, 2022

French feminine footballer Aminata Diallo has been charged over an assault on her former teammate Kheira Hamraoui.

Prosecutors indicted Diallo on Friday with “aggravated violence” and “prison affiliation” and positioned her in pre-trial custody.

The 27-year-old was initially arrested as a part of the investigation final November, earlier than being launched. Diallo has all the time strongly denied any involvement.

4 males — aged between 18 and 23 — have additionally been arrested over the assault on Hamraoui, which despatched shockwaves throughout France and over shadowed the 2021-22 season. They had been additionally charged with “prison affiliation” and “aggravated violence”.

Hamraoui was travelling residence from a PSG staff dinner with teammate Diallo on 4 November 2021 in Chatou within the Yvelines.

The pair had been all of the sudden attacked by masked males with iron bars. Hamraoui was crushed, sustaining accidents to her legs, and was taken to hospital for stitches.

“I used to be ambushed. These individuals had been ready for me behind a truck. They had been in the fitting place on the proper time. How may they’ve been so nicely knowledgeable? There are nonetheless so many unanswered questions,” she informed the French newspaper L’Equipe in June.

Investigators initially arrested Diallo on suspicion of involvementsuggesting that there had been a rivalry between the 2 teammates, who each play in midfield.

Diallo was launched with out cost, earlier than being re-arrested on Friday morning at her residence.

In accordance with investigators, Diallo was implicated by the 4 different suspects throughout questioning. She once more denied any involvement earlier than invoking her proper to silence.

Three of the 4 suspects have acknowledged that they had been on the scene when the assault passed off, whereas the opposite has admitted to hitting the “sufferer,” prosecutors say.

Authorities are additionally investigating whether or not the assault was linked to an affair between Hamraoui and former French footballer Eric Abidal, who was director of soccer at her former membership Barcelona. Abidal’s spouse has since filed for divorce.

The assault on Hamrouai led to a breakdown in relations and a “marketing campaign of harassment” at her membership PSG, based on her legal professionals.

The 32-year-old has additionally filed a grievance towards a social media influencer and an impartial journalist for “defamation, public insults, threats and invasion of privateness”.

Hamraoui, who received 39 caps for France, is presently below contract with the French membership till June 2023 however has been ignored of the skilled squad because the begin of the season.

Diallo is presently and not using a membership after ending her contract with PSG in the summertime.

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