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08.11.2019 Football News

Midfielder Kingsley Sarfo Released From Prison In Sweden; Now In Swedish Assylum

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Midfielder Kingsley Sarfo Released From Prison In Sweden; Now In Swedish Assylum

Ghanaian winger Kingsley Sarfo has finally been released from prison in Sweden even though his deportation to Ghana will be delayed due to some new evidence concerning his case.

The highly-rated attacker was jailed for two years and eight months after he was found guilty by a Malmo District Court for two child rape counts back in June 2018.

Though his release date is not due, he has been released due to some new evidence that has come to light.

In the past, a similar thing happened when it looked like he was going to be set free to continue his football career in the European country. He was however apprehended again and sent to prison.

In an interview with Silver FM, Chief Executive Officer of Bechem United, Nana Kwesi Darling has confirmed that indeed Kingsley Sarfo has been released from prison.

“It is true as we all know Kingsley was set to be released from Swedish prison today, the authorities called his Swedish mother to pick him up but Kingsley was not released to us when we got there'”.

“The Swedish authorities later got to us via text message that Kingsley has been remanded again in custody due to a piece of new evidence that has surfaced which is likely to make a case for or against the Ghanaian player's appeal”, the Bechem United CEO revealed.

Nana Kwesi Darling further disclosed that though the initial arrangement was that the player will be deported upon release from prison, some new evidence that has come to light can change that ruling.

He opined, “We praying the court to grant us fair hearing so that even if it will not make the case on his already served prison sentence it will go a long way to block his expulsion from Sweden and also clear his name”.

Kingsley Sarfo is now spending some liberal freedom at the Swedish Asylum as he awaits the outcome of the appeal.