Raphael Dwamena, a member of the Ghanaian national football team, passed away at the age of 28 after collapsing during a match, as stated by the Ghana Football Association.
“Our thoughts are with the family of Raphael Dwamena at this difficult time,” the association said in a statement.
“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 specific information about Dwamena’s passing has not been officially disclosed, video footage indicates that he collapsed during the 24th minute of a top-tier Albanian football match between KF Egnatia, his team, and Partizani on Saturday.
A video posted on X (formerly Twitter) captures the distressing moment when Dwamena falls on the field, prompting players from both teams to quickly come to his aid. Medical staff attended to him, and an ambulance was brought onto the pitch.
It’s important to mention that Dwamena had previously experienced a collapse in October 2021 during a match between his former team, Blau-Weiß Linz, and Hartberg in the Austrian Cup. However, he successfully recovered and returned to active play.
Throughout his career, Dwamena demonstrated his talent with spells 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.