Hopes of anxious Asante Kotoko fans has been dashed with news emerging that talented midfielder Kingsley Sarfo is still languishing in Swedish jail.

Reports were rife in the media that Kotoko were on the cusp of signing the midfield dynamo but it only proved a false dawn as the player is still doing time in jail for rape a charge he vehemently disputes.

In an interview with Kumasi based Ashh FM , Communication Director for the club, Kennedy Boakye-Ansah has rubbished the reports insisting that they have rather recruited former Wa All Stars player Kingsley Effah.

“It is never true Kotoko have signed Kingsley Sarfo formerly of Malmo FF in Sweden but it's Kingsley Effah formerly of Wa All Stars", he stressed.

A Swedish court  sentenced Kingsley Sarfo to 32 months in prison after the Ghana international was found guilty of two cases of statutory rape of an under-aged girl.

The Malmo District Court said the 23-year old Sarfo, a midfielder with top Swedish club Malmo FF, had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl in an apartment and in a public toilet.

The court  also ordered Sarfo to pay 150,000 kronor ($17,260) in compensation to the girl, adding he should be deported after jail and banned from returning to Sweden for a 10-year period.