Aminata Diallo: Footballer charged over assault of former teammate Kheira Hamraoui

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 “legal 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 at all times 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 “legal affiliation” and “aggravated violence”.

Hamraoui was travelling house from a PSG workforce 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 folks had been ready for me behind a truck. They had been in the correct place on the proper time. How might they’ve been so effectively knowledgeable? There are nonetheless so many unanswered questions,” she instructed the French newspaper L’Equipe in June.

Investigators initially arrested Diallo on suspicion of involvement, suggesting 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 house.

In line 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, in keeping with her attorneys.

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

Hamraoui, who gained 39 caps for France, is at present underneath contract with the French membership till June 2023 however has been overlooked of the skilled squad for the reason that begin of the season.

Diallo is at present with out a membership after ending her contract with PSG in the summertime.

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