Professional Ghanaian footballer, 22, sentenced to prison over charges by his ex-wife

Professional Ghanaian footballer, 22, sentenced to prison over charges by his ex-wife

-The footballer was charged with two counts

-The victim who is the ex-wife of the footballer is to receive $14,000 as compensation.

-He also faces deportation after serving his jail term

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After a court hearing today June 9, 2017, former midfielder of Hearts of Lions, Kwame 'Conte' Bonsu has been found guilty of an issue that occurred in 2015 involving his ex-wife and has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Proffesional Ghanaian footballer sentenced to prison over assault

Kwame 'Conte' Bonsu

The Swedish court found him guilty of the charges brought against him by his ex-wife in 2015; two years after the event had taken place.

The midfielder who currently plays for Swedish second division side, Gefle IF, has had his contract terminated by the team. The team made a public announcement about the future of the Ghanaian footballer on its official website after the ruling was passed stating clearly that they no longer needed the services of the 22-year old.

In light of the current development, the 22-year old footballer would also faces deportation and would be slapped with another 10 year-ban from ever returning to Sweden unless he is pardoned if the verdict remains unchanged.

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Kwame Bonsu joined Gefle IF from Mjallby AIF two years ago after leaving the shores of Ghana to play his football abroad.

The court ordered the footballer and his lawyers to pay a sum of $14,000 to his ex-wife to be used to settle her legal fees and some of it would go to her as reparation for damages.

The court hearing took place in Gavle, Sweden. The court has given the footballer and his lawyers the chance to appeal the verdict.

Kwame ‘Conte’ Bonsu started playing football in Ghana with Kumasi-based Anokye Stars before joining Hearts of Lions and later moved ply his trade in Sweden four years ago.

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