Video: Former Black Stars striker collapses and dies on the pitch in Albania

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The 28-year-old, who collapsed and died while playing for his club, was initially advised to quit football after being diagnosed with heart problem

Former Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena has been confirmed dead while playing football in Albania, according to AshesGyamera sources.

The 28-year-old collapsed while in action for his side KF Egnatia after suffering from what appeared as a heart attack in the 24th minute of a game against FK Partizani in the Albanian Super League.

Dwamena, who was initially diagnosed of a heart problem, was advised by doctors to quit football leading to his contract cancellation.

In 2017, Dwamena failed a medical test at Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion after impressing the club’s top hierarchy with his wonderful talent and form at the time.

Also, in October 2020, Danish club Vejle withdrawn Dwamena from the team engagements due to after a similar health problem truncated a loan spell with Real Zaragoza in the Spanish second division a year before. 

He was a Red Bull Salzburg academy product and joined Swiss side FC Zurich in 2017 following an impressive loan spell with Lustenau in the Austrian second tier.

In the summer of 2018, he transferred to Spain to join Levante.

Dwamena made his Ghana debut against Ethiopia at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium scoring twice in an Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in 2017.

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