Enock Mwepu: Chelsea Boss Graham Potter Sends Encouraging Message to Retired Brighton Star

Enock Mwepu: Chelsea Boss Graham Potter Sends Encouraging Message to Retired Brighton Star

  • Enock Mwepu has received some words of encouragement from a familiar face after his former boss Graham Potter commented on the recent developments
  • Mwepu announced his premature retirement from professional football after being diagnosed with a heart condition
  • Potter has expressed his sympathy for Mwepu while at the same time lavishing praise on the midfielder

Graham Potter has sent a message to his former player at Brighton and Hove Albion, Enock Mwepu.

Mwepu confirmed that he had taken the devastating step of retiring from football at the tender age of 24 years.

Enock Mwepu, Graham Potter, retirement, Brighton
Enock Mwepu and Graham Potter worked together at Brighton. Photo by David Horton.
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The midfielder was diagnosed with a hereditary heart condition and, upon considering the advice of medical personnel, decided to hang up his boots.

BBC Sport reports that Potter was heartbroken by the news:

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"It's really terrible. At 24, not being able to play football puts everything in perspective.
Thankfully, it isn't as terrible as it maybe could have been. He's alive and well, which we're all really thankful for.
I tried to call him today and left a message. He's a fantastic person and I'm sure he will succeed at whatever he does in his life."

Potter worked with Mwepu for one full season at the Amex ground for one full season after signing him from Austrian champions RB Salzburg.

The Zambia midfielder was integrated into Premier League life and bagged a memorable goal against Liverpool in November last year. This season, he featured 6 times in the Premier League, getting one assist along the way as Brighton swapped Potter for Roberto De Zerbi.

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According to a statement by Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion, the record signing of £20 million has been forced to retire after being diagnosed with a hereditary heart condition.

Mwepu, who feels gutted about the situation, seems to have accepted his fate with sadness but vows to remain involved in football in other capacities.

Source: Sports Brief News