The mortal remains of Raphael Dwamena, the former Levante star who tragically passed away on the pitch during a match in the Albanian league, has been transported back to Ghana.
The unfortunate incident took place on Saturday, November 11, during the first half of his club’s match against Partizani. Despite immediate medical attention and assistance from players on both teams, Dwamena could not be saved.
Dwamena had an impressive season in the Albanian Super League, emerging as the top scorer with nine goals. He also represented Ghana, scoring twice in eight appearances. His contributions to football will be fondly remembered by many.
The details regarding the final funeral rites and arrangements to lay him to rest are yet to be announced.
The 28-year-old died during a game between FK Egnatia and Partizani but had to be carried off on a stretcher after collapsing. Despite the efforts of doctors, the former Red Bull Salzburg player could not be revived.
His untimely demise was confirmed by several of his previous clubs, including FC Zurich, who expressed their grief on X (formerly Twitter).
“FC Zurich mourns Raphael Dwamena. Rest in Peace Raphael Dwamena. You will always be one of us!” the club wrote.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) also said in a statement: “Our thoughts are with the family of Raphael Dwamena at this difficult time. 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!”