A Swedish court on Friday sentenced a Ghanaian football player in Sweden’ s second division to two years in prison for raping and beating his wife .
After serving his sentence , 22- year -old Kwame Bonsu , who played for the Gefle IF club , will be expelled from the Scandinavian country where he has lived in since 2013 , the Gavle District Court said.
Gefle on Friday said Bonsu was dismissed from the team with immediate effect. he will also have to pay 245 , 000 kronor ( at least 25, 000 euros , $28, 000 ) in compensation to his wife , who is a Swedish national .
He first met her in 2014 when he was playing in the southern Swedish city of Mjolby . They married the following year . A few months after the wedding he signed a transfer to the town of Gavle , located about 300 kilometres ( 190 miles) away from Mjolby .
Bonsu ’ s wife had wanted him to stay to continue his studies. The victim said the rape and beatings took place in the couple ’ s apartment during an evening in November 2015 when he had refused to let her out.
Bonsu repeatedly denied the charges, but testimony from his wife’ s relatives led the court to believe the victim’ s version of events.