Malmo midfielder Sarfo jailed in Sweden for rape

Malmo midfielder Sarfo jailed in Sweden for rape

Kinglsey Sarfo was sentenced to two years eight months in jail for raping a 14-year-old-girl.

Ghanaian footballer Kingsley Sarfo was sentenced by a Swedish court on Friday to two years and eight months in jail for raping two underage girls.

Sarfo, a midfielder for the Allsvenskan champions Malmo FF, will be deported from Sweden after completing his sentence.

He has also been ordered to pay over $17,000 in damages.

Sarfo’s lawyer plans to appeal

The 23-year-old midfielder pleaded not guilty to the allegations levelled against him, claiming that he didn’t knew the girls were under-aged.

He has been in custody since February for the offences that are said to have taken place in September 2016 and June 2017.

Sarfo’s lawyer, Mikael Sundman, told a Swedish newspaper that they are planning to appeal. Malmo FF posted a brief statement on its official website, saying that it will address the issue when the board meets next week.

Sarfo made his debut for the Ghana national side in a World Cup qualifier against Uganda last year.


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