Raphael Dwamena dies suddenly during Albanian Match


ALBANIA: In a tragic development, Ghanaian international football player Raphael Dwamena, 28, has passed away suddenly during a match in Albania, as announced by the Ghana Football Association on Saturday.

The association expressed condolences, stating, “Our thoughts are with the family of Raphael Dwamena at this difficult time. Raphael represented Ghana wholeheartedly and paid his dues to the country until his unfortunate passing. We will forever miss him for his dedication to the National Coarse. Rest In Peace Raphael.”

While official details surrounding Dwamena’s death have not been disclosed, video footage indicates that he collapsed during the 24th minute of an Albanian top division match between Dwamena’s team, KF Egnatia, and Partizani on Saturday.

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A video shared on social media captures the distressing moment Dwamena falls on the pitch, prompting players from both teams to rush to his aid. Medical personnel attended to him, and an ambulance was brought onto the field.

It’s noteworthy that Dwamena had previously experienced a collapse in October 2021 during a match between his then-team, Blau-Weiß Linz, and Hartberg in the Austrian Cup. However, he successfully recovered and returned to active play.

Throughout his career, Dwamena showcased his talent with stints at clubs in Spain, Switzerland, Austria, and Denmark. Levante, one of Dwamena’s former teams, paid tribute to the forward following the unfortunate incident.

“On behalf of Levante, we would like to express our sincere condolences for the death of our former player, Raphael Dwamena,” the club said in a statement.

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