Raphael Dwamena, a Ghanaian footballer, died after collapsing during an Albanian Superliga match between FK Egnatia and KF Partizani.
The 28-year-old collapsed in the game’s 23rd minute and had to be rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Due to a heart condition, Dwamena has been experimenting with an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator.
The lanky forward’s first case of a heart condition occurred when his move to Brighton was halted due to a failed medical.
He returned to Austria, where he played for Austria Lustenau and later FC Zurich before joining Levante in Spain.
However, after a series of career setbacks, he relocated to Albania, where he was given a second chance.
He made nine appearances for Ghana’s Black Stars, scoring his first goal for the team.
He began his career with Red Bull Salzburg before moving on to Austria Lustenau. In addition to FC Zurich, he has also played for Levante, Real Zaragoza, Velje Bodklub, BW Linz, and KF Egnatia.
Raphael Dwamena, a former Black Stars forward, collapsed while playing for BW Linz against Hartberg in the Austrian Cup on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
The 26-year-old collapsed and appeared to be unconscious during the early stages of the game, forcing referee Andreas Heiss to call a halt to the game.
According to Skysports Austria, the Ghanaian forward is currently stable but has been admitted to the hospital as a result of the unfortunate incident.