Nydia Samy succumbs to cancer


SamySamy was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 after a long career as a player.

After receiving treatment for the cancer in 2007, she was OK for four months, only to discover the cancer had spread to her spine.

The 48-year-old defended the colours of Mont Buxton, Rivière Anglaise and Anse Etoile Stars at club level and also played for the country’s national team, winning three Indian Ocean Island Games silver medals in 1990 in Madagascar, 1993 in Seychelles and 1998 in Reunion.

Formerly Lablache, Samy started playing basketball at the age of 12 and put an end to her career in 2003.