Joseph Amoako returns to Asante Kotoko after prison release in Sweden

Joseph Amoako returns to Asante Kotoko after prison release in Sweden

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Asante Kotoko winger Joseph Amoako has returned to the club after his release from prison in Sweden earlier this month.

Amoako, who was on a season-long loan deal at relegated Swedish Allsvenskan club Helsingborgs IF, was reportedly found guilty of the statutory rape of a minor in Sweden and sentenced to two years in jail.
The 20-year-old was detained in Swedish Police custody in November 2022 for court trial after being charged of engaging in sexual affairs with a minor.
Helsingborgs IF cancelled his loan deal due to the rape allegations before the contract expired in January 2023 per the agreement with his parent club, Asante Kotoko.
The Helsingborgs District Court initially found the budding talented winger guilty on two counts and handed him a 24-month jail term but the player was freed from the charges after an appeal.
Amoako, who arrived in Ghana last week, visited his teammates at the Adako Jachie training Complex in Kumasi on Wednesday morning.
Good to have you back Jo ????????#AKSC #FabuCensus

— Asante Kotoko SC – 21/22 GPL Champions???? (@AsanteKotoko_SC) March 22, 2023
He was the third Ghanaian footballer to be handed wrongful prison term in Sweden over rape allegations after Kingsley Sarfo and Kwame Bonsu.

Amoako struggled for playing time at Helsingborgs IF where he made only ten (10) game outings — 295 minutes — for the club in all competitions.
He wasn’t registered by Asante Kotoko for this campaign which makes him not eligible to play for the Porcupine Warriors in the 2022/23 Ghana Premier League.

Source Kickgh

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