Why Kingsley Sarfo was barred from traveling to Sweden for Europa Conference League games revealed – Ghana Latest Football News, Live Scores, Results
Apoel Nicosia star man Kingsley Sarfo did not travel with his teammates to Sweden for the UEFA Europa Conference League match against Djurgaden on Wednesday night.
The Cypriot club lost 3-0 in the first leg, but will have the former Malmö player back in the team for the second leg.
Kingsley Sarfo failed to travel to Sweden due to a travel ban imposed on him for raping a minor.
The former IK Sirius star has been banned from traveling to Sweden for ten years after he was convicted in a rape case during his time in Malmö.
The Apoel Nicosia midfielder was jailed for two years and eight months.
But after years of back-and-forth with the team, the Ghana international was cleared and has returned to playing football.
He spent the last few years in Cyprus where he has been one of the starters in the Cypriot league.
Apoel face Djugarden in the first part of the Europa Conference League on Thursday, August 18 without the Ghanaian.
But Sarfo will be available for the second leg in Nicosia, where he will be reunited with former coaches Kim Bergstrand and Thomas Lagerlöf.
“It’s no difference to face others, it’s more that you know a little more about a player in the opposing team in that case… but now we go ahead of the events, we focus on the game tomorrow,” Lagerlöf added. World Football Channel.
“I haven’t thought about it at all. We’ll take it on the day we’ve come this far,” he added when asked about his former player.