Ghana and Malmo FF winger Kingsley Sarfo had his two year jail sentence cut short for what prison authorities in Sweden described as good behavior.
The Ghanaian attacking winger was released earlier this week, and deported to his home country.
Mr Sarfo had been in prison after he was charged with defilement in Sweden months earlier and all was taken into consideration for his early release.
On September 30, 2017, Mr Sarfo was arrested following accusations of one case of attempted rape, and two cases of statutory rape.
As a result of the arrest, Mr Sarfo was suspended from playing for Malmö FF, a suspension that was lifted on January 11, 2018 awaiting the legal process to be completed.
On January 31, 2018, Mr Sarfo once again was arrested by the Swedish police, suspected of five cases of statutory rape.
On June 8, 2018, he was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison, along with a fine of 150,000 SEK and deportation after having served his jail sentence.
The midfielder, who took Sweden by storm with his speed and great dribbling ability, is the second Ghanaian player to be jailed in the European country following the ordeal of Kwame Bonsu.
Mr Bonsu returned home to play for giants Asante Kotoko just for one season before he was snapped up by Tunisian giants Esperance following his exploits in Confederation Cup