Ghana International, Raphael Dwamena died this Saturday during a game in the Albanian championship. The striker had been suffering from heart problems for years, events that altered his career. Ghana football has lost one. This Saturday, the attacker Raphael Dwamena collapsed during a top-of-the-table clash in the Albanian Championship between his club KS Egnatia Rrogozhinë and FK Partizani. The player, who has played eight games for the Black Stars, could not be revived and died at the age of 28.
Dwamena had heart problems
Spotted by Red Bull Salzburg and recognized as a talent to watch in his early days, Raphael Dwamena had already suffered from heart problems, getting an automatic heart defibrillator in 2020. His health problems had already ruined his career. In the summer of 2017, in full sporting progress, Raphael Dwamena expected at Brighton, then promoted to the Premier League. But the transfer failed due to heart problems of the young player. The interested man remained at the end of a full season with FC Zürich, scoring 12 goals in 18 games, contributing to a championship title in the Swiss second division.
This was not the first time Dwamena had collapsed on the field. In October 2021, he had already experienced a similar situation during a match in Austria but managed to recover. This time, fate decided otherwise, prematurely ending the life and promising career of a dedicated player.
Raphael Dwamena leaves behind a legacy of courage and determination. His fight against heart problems and his return to high-level football after his operation in 2020 will be remembered forever.