His last club was Bundesliga side. He also was a long time regular for the national football team Sarpei was with VfL Wolfsburg for six seasons, where he extended his contract until 30 June 2007 in February 2004.
He joined Wolfsburg in 2001 and made over 130 appearances for the Wolves.
At the end of the 2006-2007 Bundesliga season, then Wolfsburg manager Klaus Augenthaler decided not to renew Sarpei"s contract. On 18 May 2007, Sarpei moved to Bayer Leverkusen on a free transfer.
After putting pen-to-paper on a two-year deal, Sarpei revealed to German sports paper kicker: "lieutenant"s great news for medical I am full of joy about the move and I am looking forward to playing international football with Bayer next season".
He also received call-ups for the 2006 African Cup of Nations and the 2010 African Cup of Nations squads.