Ghanaian footballer and striker, Raphael Dwamena, tragically passed away at the young age of 28. He took his last breath during a football match on Saturday, November 11, 2023.
The Albanian Football Federation confirmed the news of the death of the striker, through their social media platform. The untimely demise of the player has sparked shocking waves around the country and is a huge loss to the sports industry. People and their close ones are mourning the death of the player.
Raphael Dwamena’s cause of death
It was recently reported that Raphael Dwamena died after collapsing on the field while playing for the Local Egnatia team in the country’s Super League on Saturday, November 11, 2023. He fell unconscious in the first 24 minutes of the match, and immediately the players and the referee rushed him for aid and called an ambulance on the pitch.
In 2021, he also collapsed on the ground during the match between Hartberg and Balu-Weiss in Austria, but then he recovered and continued with his football career. However, back in 2017, he was diagnosed with a heart condition.
People are paying tribute to him after the player’s sudden demise. The Ghana Football Association said in a statement that they are saddened to hear of the death of the player, Raphael Dwamena, and expressed their deepest condolences to his family at this difficult moment.
Zaragoza released a statement on X, which states that they are devastated by the news of the passing of player Raphael Dwamena. But he will always be in the memory of Zaragoza’s fans. Rest in peace. More people and associations mourned his death.
Who was Raphael Dwamena?
Raphael Dwamena was born on September 12, 1995, in Nkawkaw and died at the young age of 28. He was a professional football player and played as a striker.
Raphael was trained with the Red Bull Ghana Development Program. In 2013, he was awarded the best player in the International Tournament in Croix, France. He has even played for clubs in Austria, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, and more.
He was married to Mavis Acheampong, a nurse in Ghana. Raphael got married to Mavis in December 2019, and the couple also had a son together, who was born in 2020. However, more information about his personal life is not known.