Ghanaian international footballer Raphael Dwamena who plies his football trade with Austrian side is faced with the choice between his life and career as he goes down motionless for the second time during a match.
Born on the 12th of September 1995 at Nkawkaw, Raphael Dwamena started his youth career as a striker with Red Bull Ghana from 2011 till 2014 before moving to Red Bull Salzburg.
The Ghanaian striker made no appearances for his club as he was sent on loan to Liefering where he made twenty-seven(27) appearances scoring six(6) goals.
In August 2017, Dwamena had the opportunity to sign with Brighton and Hove Albion in the Englsih Premier League but failed his medicals after doctors in charge detected he had a heart condition that would not help the striker and the tean.
His love for the game saw Raphael Dwamena continue playing football and in 2019, doctors recommended the Ghanain international consider his retirement from playing football. The constant recommendations did not seem to reach the striker as he continued to play football with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD).
In October 2020 before a Superliga game, officials detected heart complications which followed with an advice for the Ghanaian to take a break from football to save his dear life.
The striker after a year made a remarkable comeback in October 2021 during a BW Linz and Hertberg game in the Austrian second tier league.
Raphael Dwamena collapsed for the second time on the pitch causing the game to be abandoned by both teams. The player was rushed to the hospital to save his life and has since been stable.
Authorities have cautioned legal actions against the players as many have also drawn the line saying it is time for the young Ghanaian and BW Linz striker to hang his boots as there is more to life than football.
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