Raphael Dwamena: Mortal Remains of Late Ghanaian Footballer Arrives in Ghana

Raphael Dwamena: Mortal Remains of Late Ghanaian Footballer Arrives in Ghana

Lukman Mumuni
November 19, 2023 at 6:49 PM
  • Raphael Dwamena's body has arrived in Ghana
  • The former Black Stars striker died in Albania during a league game
  • The Black Stars paid tribute to Dwamena before their match against Madagascar

The mortal remains of former Black Stars striker Raphael Dwamena has arrived in Ghana ahead of the final funeral rites and burial of the player.

His family, friends and sympathizers received his body in Accra on Friday night.

Dwamena collapsed and died during a league game between FK Egnatia and KF Partizani in Albania on November 11, 2023.

Raphael Dwamena, Ghana, Albania, FK Egnatia
Raphael Dwamena's mortal remains being picked up by his family in Accra. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars @UTVGhana
Source: Twitter

In photos and videos shared on social media, the family of the player gathered as they received his body for it to be transported to the morgue.

The Dwamena family are yet to announce the date for his final burial services as the country bids him farewell.

The 28-year-old made nine appearances for the Black Stars, scoring two goals before heart problems limited his role at the senior national team.

He first discovered a problem with his heart when a move to Brighton and Hove Albion collapsed after failing a medical in 2017.

Dwamena went on to play for several clubs, including Levante and Real Zaragoza in Spain.

Meanwhile, on Friday, November 17, 2023, the Black Stars team paid tribute to their former teammate, with a minute silence being observed before the match against Madagascar in the World Cup qualifiers, as spotted on social media.

Dwamena's mother breaks silence

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the mother of late Ghanaian footballer, Raphael Dwamena, Madam Ruby Akakpo has spoken for the first time following the tragic death of her son.

The 28-year-old passed away after collapsing during an Albanian league game between his club, FK Egnatia and KF Partizani on Saturday, November 11.

The tragic death of the former Black Stars striker has left his family heartbroken as his grief-stricken mother struggles to come to terms with his passing.

Raphael Dwamena dies during a league game

Sports Brief also 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.
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