Tragic On-Field Incident Claims Ghanaian Striker Raphael Dwamena’s Life
Ghanaian striker Raphael Dwamena, aged 28, met an untimely demise after collapsing on the pitch during a football match in Albania.
The distressing incident took place while Dwamena was representing Albanian side Egnatia in a game against Partizani on Saturday.
Swift Response and Unsuccessful Resuscitation Efforts
Dwamena collapsed in the 24th minute of the match, prompting immediate attention from fellow players and medical professionals.
Despite their swift efforts to resuscitate him, the Albania Football Federation later confirmed his tragic death.
Condolences from Football Associations
The Ghana Football Association expressed deep condolences, stating, “The Ghana Football Association is sad to hear of the death of our former player Raphael Dwamena and wish to express our deepest condolences to his family at this difficult moment.”
The football community mourns the loss of a talented player.
Details of the Incident and Past Medical History
While the cause of Dwamena’s death remains undisclosed, reports indicate that he had previously experienced a collapse in 2021 while playing for Austrian club Blau-Weiss Linz.
Following that incident, he underwent a heart operation and had an automatic defibrillator implanted in his body.
Tributes from Former Clubs
Dwamena’s impactful career included stints with La Liga sides Zaragoza and Levante. Both clubs have paid heartfelt tributes to the late footballer. Zaragoza expressed devastation, stating, “You will always be in the memory of Zaragoza’s fans.
Rest in peace.” Levante also offered condolences, emphasizing Dwamena’s enduring legacy within the club.