By Eric Tataw – Washington DC, USA, Saturday, October 10, 2020.
A former Cameroonian player and 2000 Sydney Olympics football star has been named, Thursday October 8, 2020, as a primary suspect in a housebreaking incident in Belgium, National Telegraph has confirmed.
Serge Branco who played as a defender and midfielder for the Indomitable Lions was accused of breaking into his kid sister’s room on Thursday, those familiar with the matter listed Georges Wittouckstraat, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw 1600 as the site of the incident.
A whistle-blower told National Telegraph that Serge’s sister took her children for an appointment before Serge took the chance to carry out the act before fleeing to Germany almost immediately.
Serge was living with the sister at the time of the incident, another person familiar with the matter said he was in the living room before burgling his way into the sister’s bedroom.
Additional information suggests although an amount has not been tagged on the carted away items, at least 400 Euros, an Apple iPad, jewelry, designer handbags, human hair, iPhone 11xs, among others have been reported missing.
In a video call, Saturday October 10, 2020, Serge speaking from Germany told National Telegraph’s Eric Tataw that he doesn’t lack money, adding that it is bizarre to even think that of a 2000 Olympics Champion.
Serge who turns 40 in just hours (October 11) also said he can only discuss his professional career with the press not some baseless accusations involving his sister. “I don’t discuss my family, you can write what you have been told, send me a copy and if it’s not true, I can decide to take you to court,” Serge told National Telegraph.
Sege left Cameroon in 1998 to spend the initial years of his career in Germany and in 2000, he took part in the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia before his move to Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in October 2000.
In 2001, he capped for the Cameroonian senior national team, in a World Cup qualification match against Zambia and signed for English club, Leeds United in August 2004, but was released on 13 September for fitness reasons.