Olympiakos Nicosia star Kingsley Sarfo has revealed he nearly committed suicide following his wrongful incarceration in Sweden three years ago.
The 26-year-old went through mental torture after he was released from prison after spending close to two years behind bars.
The former Malmo FF star was released two years ago on the ground of good conduct following his incarceration over a rape accusation which he vehemently denies.
He was sentenced to two years and eight months in the European country for two child rape counts, a Malmo District Court ruled in June 2018.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Pure FM, Sarfo revealed the situation led to serious negative consequences – as he contemplated taken his life.
“I contemplated committing suicide. I went through hell and I am happy to be back playing football,” he told Pure FM’s Bright Kankam Boadu
“It got to a point that you feel like ending your life. But I am grateful for the opportunity to be here.
“I went through emotional torture. I have overcome the trauma and looking forward to continuing my career.”
Sarfo had been in prison after he was charged with defilement in Sweden months earlier and all was taken into consideration for his early release.
The midfielder, who took Sweden by storm with his speed and great dribbling ability, was wrongfully convicted over a crime ne never committed.