Ghanaian giants Kumasi Asante Kotoko rapidly swooped to finish the signing for talented Ghanaian youth Kingsley Sarfo after he was released from prison in Sweden.
The 24-year-old was signed this week by the Porcupine Warriors after returning to the nation after serving time in the European nation on an allegation he vehemently rejects.
The Kumasi-born signed Kotoko to increase their team as they prepare to create a big effect in the CAF Champions League.
“We’ve signed Kingsley Sarfo for the new season. He’s now part of our squad,” Lawyer Sarfo Duku informed Bright Yeboah Taylor of Nhyira FM.
He follows in the footsteps of Kwame Bonsu who endured a comparable destiny in Sweden but rapidly resurrected his career with the Porcupines after his discharge to land a transfer to Tunisian Esperance giants after just one season.
Sarfo is the third most expensive signing in the history of Swedish giants Malmo FF after he sealed the move from rivals Sirius in January 2018 after passing his compulsory medical.
The talented winger was signed on a four-year contract for $1.5 m but his career was curtailed by the jail sentence.
Sarfo made 60 appearances in the Superettan for IK Sirius and 11 in Allsvenskan, scoring nine objectives and offering a total of 18 assists.
The Swedish court convicted Kingsley Sarfo to 32 months in prison in June 2018 after Ghana International was discovered guilty of two instances of an underage girl’s statutory rape.
The Malmo District Court claims the 23-year-old Sarfo, a midfielder with top Swedish club Malmo FF, had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl in an apartment and in a public toilet.
The tribunal also instructed Sarfo to pay the girl 150,000 kronor ($17,260) in compensation, adding that he should be deported after jail and prohibited from returning to Sweden for a 10-year period.
Safro said his agreement with Malmo FF, which he entered in 2016, would be terminated if found guilty.