Raphael Dwamena: Asamoah Gyan Leads Tributes for Ghana Striker Who Died in Albania

Raphael Dwamena: Asamoah Gyan Leads Tributes for Ghana Striker Who Died in Albania

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Asamoah Gyan has paid tribute to Raphael Dwamena
  • The Ghana striker died after collapsing in a league game
  • Gyan and Dwamena played together on the striker's Black Stars debut

Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has paid tribute to Raphael Dwamena, the ex-Black Stars forward who died during a league game in Albania on Saturday.

Dwamena collapsed and died in the game between FK Egnati and FK Partizani.

Gyan, who played alongside Dwamena, as strike partners for the Black Stars during the 28-year-old's debut, took to social media to pay his respect.

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana, Raphael Dwamena, Black Stars
Raphael Dwamena in action for the Black Stars against the United States. Credit: @ghanafaofficial
Source: Twitter

The death of the former Ghana international has sent shock to football fans in the West African nation.

Tributes pour in for Raphael Dwamena


"Rest well brother. Hmmm life

@ghanafaofficial posted:

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!

@AnthonyBaffoe added:

Rest well Raphael ..he just wanted to play football -Rapha was a very prayerful person great personality Inside out Indeed we belong to Allah and indeed to him, we will return.-My sympathies and condolences to the entire family May his soul rest in perfect peace

@SistaAfia posted:

Tragic news from Albania reports the passing of Ghanaian forward, Raphael Dwamena, who suffered a heart attack in the 23rd minute of a league game. RIP Raphael

@_owurakuampofo added:

The Albanian FA have confirmed the passing of Ghanaian forward Raphael Dwamena. The 28-year-old lost consciousness during a game this afternoon for Egnatia and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, he failed to respond to attempts to revive him. RIP Raphael

@Bill_Eshun tweeted:

I remember when Raphael Dwamena scored two quick goals on his international debut. He'll be sorely missed RIP

Raphael Dwamena dies during league game

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian footballer Raphael Dwamena has sadly passed away after collapsing during an Albanian Superliga game between FK Egnatia and KF Partizani.

The 28-year-old collapsed in the 23rd minute of the game and had to be rushed to the hospital, where he was declared dead.

Dwamena has been playing with an Implantable Cardioverter-Defribillator due to a heart problem.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.