Raphael Dwamena, an international soccer player for Ghana, collapsed in the middle of a match and died.
Despite other players and medics rushing to his aid, Raphael passed away.
Family and friends are mourning the loss of the young soccer star.
Watch the moment he collapsed here:
This Ghanaian Footballer died on the Field of play today.
Rest in Peace Raphael Dwamena. pic.twitter.com/MmNMV08XxH
— The Ilaje Sultan🦸🇳🇬🇬🇧🎯🚤 (@ogunmusi) November 11, 2023
The New York Post shares more on the story:
A Ghanaian soccer player died after he suddenly collapsed during a match in Albania on Saturday.
Raphael Dwamena, who was just 28, played for the Ghana international football team.
A cause of death has not been released.
“Our thoughts are with the family of Raphael Dwamena at this difficult time,” the Ghana Football 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.”
Raphael Dwamena’s final moments in the game today in Albania League.
RIP to him pic.twitter.com/5rWgiZMIIc
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) November 11, 2023
Shocking scenes as former Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗽𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲.
𝟮𝟴 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗗𝘄𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗮, this season's top scorer with nine goals in the Albanian Super League, made eight appearances for Ghana and… pic.twitter.com/PWL7mcUjPX
— Luiz (@_APWK_) November 12, 2023
CNN shares more:
Dwamena previously collapsed in October 2021 during a match between his then team Blau-Weiß Linz and Hartberg in the Austrian Cup, but recovered and returned to action.
During his career, Dwamena played for clubs in Spain, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark.
Levante, one of Dwamena’s former teams, paid tribute to the forward.
“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.
It has become all too common for young and healthy people to drop dead suddenly.
Though it has not been confirmed, I would not be surprised if he passed from a heart attack and he was vaccinated.