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Ghanaian forward Raphael Dwamena passes away

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Ghanaian Forward Raphael Dwamena passed away after collapsing on the football pitch.

The news broke after he suffered a cardiac arrest during a game between his team Egnatia Rrogozhine and Partizani in the 23rd minute.

The game had to be suspended due to the unfortunate event.

In 2017, Dwamena was diagnosed with a heart condition and in 2020, during his time with Levante in Spain, he had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) to monitor his heart rate.

Raphael Dwamena’s heart condition played a major role in his move to Velje Boldklub not going through.

The club’s sporting director expressed concern about his heart measurement, which led to the deal falling through.

Extensive examinations were conducted on his heart in 2019, and the general advice was for him to leave the sport he loved.

Raphael Dwamena’s cardiac arrhythmias have been known for a while.

He was a former top striker for Austria Lustenau, where he had an impressive record of 22 games and 21 goals.

Ghanaians will remember him on his international debut in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia under Kwasi Appiah where he scored two goals.

May his soul rest in peace.

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