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Ghanaian striker Raphael Dwamena dies after collapsing during Egnatia vs Partizani match

By Vincent Ashitey
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Ghanaian striker Raphael Dwamena has died at the age of 28.

He passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

The striker of Egnatia, the best scorer in the Superior of Albania, had a heart attack during the Egnatia vs Partizani game.

He collapsed on the field unconscious in the 24th minute. He was sent to the Kavaja hospital, but after another heart attack, he died, as reported by

Dwamena had nine goals scored in the ongoing 2023/24 season.


Dwamena’s troubling medical history

Dwamena in October 2021, was rushed to the hospital during a game against Hartberg after the he fell on the turf in the third round of the Austrian Cup and the game was subsequently called off.

On 21 August 2017, FC Zürich agreed a fee with Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion for the transfer of Dwamena. He was set to join Brighton subject to passing a medical, obtaining a work permit and international clearance, however the deal fell through after Dwamena failed his medical due to a heart condition and he had a heart monitor fixed.

In October 2019, after new examinations were carried on his heart condition, the doctors recommended his immediate withdrawal and retirement from football. He, however, continued after having implemented an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) in January 2020