A report carried in Brazilian media suggests that the South African Men’s Football Olympic team had numerous encounters with local prostitute, something viewed as potentially under cutting their performance at the world show piece.
Their attentions were turned from playing for their country for cavorting with calls girls while training for crunch match against Denmark.
A newspaper report suggests that members of the national squad had partied with call girls at a local hotel outside the Olympic Village ahead of a tournament ending 1-0 defeat at the Olympic Stadium.
“During the preceding night, four players had relations with call girls and women who were not family members,” the report said.
The scandal broke days after South Africa‘s dismal 1-1 draw with Iraq.
Contacted for comment SAFA were fruitful, however a SASCOC representative in Brazil said they had found no evidence to support allegations in the newspaper Correio Amazonense, which broke the story, that the sex romp took place on the eve of the said match.
It also found no evidence of any criminal activity or drug taking. The committee reserved praise for national coach Owen Da Gama. It said he also had no knowledge of the activities.
It is expected that the South African Olympic Committee and SAFA will include the sex scandal in their post-mortem of what went wrong in Rio.
More to follow.