Olympiakos Nicosia midfielder Kingsley Sarfo considered commiting suicide following his wrongful imprisonment in Sweden three years ago.
The Ghana international was released from prison in 2019 for showing good conduct.
Sarfo was jailed for two years and eight months in the European country for two child rape counts, a Malmo District Court ruled in June 2018 but his appeal to have the sentence overturned was rejected five months later.
The former Malmo FF star has disclosed the situation led to serious negative consequences – as he contemplated taking his life.
“It was a Ghanaian-born and bred lady who took me to the court. The lady is from Bantama. The lady came to look for me after I was released from prison.
“I contemplated committing suicide. I went through hell and I am happy to be back playing football,” Sarfo told Pure FM in an interview.
“For the sake of truth, I have sought redress at court. Sincerely, I will not encourage even my son to play football in Sweden.
“It got to a point that you feel like ending your life. But I am grateful for the opportunity to be here.
Now at Nicosia, the midfielder is focused on his career.
“I went through emotional torture. I have overcome the trauma and looking forward to continuing my career.”
Kingsley Sarfo also played Rosengard, BW 90 and IK Sirius in Sweden.