The Ghanaian striker Raphael Dwamena died in Albania, at the age of 28, after suffering a heart attack in the middle of a match between his team, Klubi Sportiv Egnatia, and FK Partizani Tiranafor the Super League of that country.
“The emergency services present at the stadium have rushed him to the hospital, where the 28-year-old footballer has died,” reported the Albanian Football Federation it’s a statement.
Raphael Dwamena had a heart history
Dwamenawho trained in the lower ranks of the Red Bull Salzburg and was currently the top scorer in the Albanian competition, I had already had heart problems in the past. In 2017 their arrival to the Brighton For this reason and three years later he had to undergo surgery to have a pacemaker inserted so he could continue with his professional career.
The Ghanaian, who was considered one of the great hopes of football in his country, had spells at FC Liefering, SC Austria Lustenau and FC Blau-Weiß Linz in Austria, FC Zürich and BSC Old Boys in Switzerland, Levante and Real Zaragoza from Spain, and Vejle Boldklub from Denmark.
“In the name of I raisedwe want to express our most sincere condolences for the death of our former player, Raphael Dwamena. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this difficult time. His legacy in our club will always last,” the Valencian club published on its social networks.
The recent death of Dwamena has already generated a debate in the media Albaniawho argued that the Federation should not have allowed him to play taking into account his cardiac history.
In tribute to the footballer, the Federation decided to suspend all matches scheduled for this Saturday.
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