Kingsley Sarfo’s chance with the Black Stars is under serious threat after he was arrested by police in Sweden for allegedly raping an under aged girl, FootballMadeInGhana.com can exclusively reveal.
The 22-year-old was nabbed by police on Saturday for raping a 15-year-old girl and has since been denied bail.
Other girls around the same age have also come forth claiming they were victims of rape at the hands of the Ghanaian.
Sarfo who plays his club football for Malmo FF was set to join the Black Stars team for the first time next week when they converge in Kenya to prepare for a World Cup qualifier against Uganda.
His chance at international football now hangs in a balance as he has been denied bail considering the severity of his alleged offence.
A travel restriction is likely to be placed on him even if he manages to secure bail – seeing his debut invitation to the Black Stars fizzling into thin air.
Sarfo has worked hard to earn his place in coach Kwesi Appiah’s latest squad having played eight times already for Malmo this season and scoring twice.
The former Sirius player could even lose his professional contract once he is found guilty of the charges of rape.
It was discovered he didn’t have a valid driving license after his arrest.
It is unclear now if Sarfo will be withdrawn from the national team with the news yet to be officially communicated to the Ghana FA.
He is however unlikely to be replaced in the Black Stars with reports coach Kwesi Appiah will axe three more players before traveling to face Uganda in the World Cup qualifier next weekend.
Ghana appears to be chasing an elusive qualification to the 2018 World Cup with rivals Egypt in firm control of the group.
The Black Stars need to beat Uganda and hope Egypt falter at home to the group whipping boys Congo to have any chance of qualification to Russia.