Tragedy has struck the Ghanaian sports community.

One of its young promising footballers, Solomon Nyantakyi, has confessed to the murder of his mother and 11-year-old sister.

Solomon who was a former Parma of Italy player admitted to the crime on Wednesday after being stopped by police at Milan train station, having fled his home upon killing his 43-year-old mother, Nfum Patience, and sister, Magdalene Nyantakyi on Tuesday night.

His brother, Raymond Nyantakyi, discovered their bodies stabbed to death after returning home from work.

The 21-year-old midfielder was a very promising prospect in the Parma youth academy until their bankruptcy in 2015.

“I remember Solomon, he trained with us at Parma and I had him on the bench more than once during Serie A games,” said former Parma Coach Roberto Donadoni, who now coaches Bologna, in a Football Italia report.

“I remember he was very calm, even taciturn. If it really was him who did this, I can’t think what went through his mind. He was a midfielder in the Parma youth academy, then I don’t know what path he took after the bankruptcy,” the coach added.

He moved on to the Tuttocuoio youth team, then played in Serie D with Imolese last season.

Nyantakyi’s contract was not renewed this summer, reportedly after he fell in with a bad crowd, and he is currently a free agent.

“From his behaviour in the Parma youth team, you could tell he had problems, but he never – and I mean never – raised his voice, argued with anyone or reacted out of turn,” added former Parma youth team Coach Cristiano Lucarelli.