Ghanaian player Kingsley Sarfo detained for rape in Sweden

Kingsley Sarfo

News reports in West Africa suggest that Ghanaian player Kingsley Sarfo has been found guilty of the statutory rape of a minor in Sweden.

The Malmo FF player has been sentenced to two years and eight months in jail after he was found guilty.

According to the BBC website, once the 23-year-old has completed his prison term, he will be deported from Sweden he has also been ordered to pay just over US $17,000 in damages.

The Malmo district court found the player guilty on two counts on Friday and his lawyer Mikael Sundman said they are planning to appeal.

Sarfo, who plays for champion club Malmo FF, has been in custody since February for the offences that are said to have taken place in September 2016 and in June last year.

On the other hand, his club posted a short statement on its website saying that it will address the issue when its board meets next.