Sweden jails Ghana international Sarfo for raping girl

Sweden jails Ghana international Sarfo for raping girl
Kingsley Sarfo playing for Malmö. Photo: Björn Lindgren/TT
Ghanaian international Kingsley Sarfo was sentenced by a Swedish court on Friday to two years and eight months in jail for raping a 14-year-old girl.

Sarfo, a midfielder for Swedish premier league club Malmö FF, was found guilty of having sexual relations with a minor two times between September 2016 and June 2017.

The age of consent in Sweden is 15 and Sarfo, 23, was found to have on one occasion pursued the girl into a public restroom before raping her.

Sarfo, who made his debut for Ghana in a World Cup qualifier against Uganda last year, will be expelled from Sweden after completing his sentence.

The judge said Malmö should terminate his contract, and Sweden's most successful club are set to make an announcement on the player's future next week.

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