Sweden-based midfielder Kingsley Sarfo’s much-awaited debut for Ghana next week has been thrown into serious doubt after he was shockingly arrested on Saturday for allegedly having sex with minors on several occasions.
The 21-year-old was arrested in Malmo on Saturday on single-sourced allegation, damaging his chances of making his debut for the Black Stars in their crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uganda.
He will be kept in custody by the Swedish police until Sunday when a decision is taken whether to extend the time he is held or released.
According to investigators, all the crimes that the player is now suspected of were committed this year.
There are two cases of raping a minor, one of them occurred sometime between January and June and the second of June.
He is, according to Kvällsposten, also suspected of an attempted rape that should have taken place at a hotel on July 5th.
The Malmo midfielder has been dropped from the club’s squad for Sunday’s league match at Ostersund with the top-flight saying the Ghana star has been left out due to ‘personal reasons’.
Sarfo, who was born and raised in Ghana to Ghanaian parents, was being courted by Sweden to play for their national team, having previously turned down the chance to play for the Black Stars.
But he fully committed himself to playing for Ghana last week when he confirmed his decision to opt for the Black Stars and was subsequently named in the squad to face Uganda next week.
Since confirming the decision to play for Ghana he has faced sustained attacks from the Swedish authorities and media which has proven to be an interesting coincidence.
Now the Malmo playmaker has been grabbed for a suspected case of having sex with a minor or a child which is tantamount to rape even if it was consensual.
He was asked to be detained on Saturday, suspected of having sex with a girl for about 15 years on more than one occasion.