CAF Medical officer, Dr. Prince Pamboe has advised Ghanaian striker Raphael Dwamena to consider retiring from active football due to his heart related problems.
Concerns about Raphael Dwamena’s health has become a subject again the 26 year old was rushed to the hospital during a game against Hartberg on Wednesday after he fell on the turf in the third round of the Austrian Cup and the game was subsequently called off.
Dwamena’s troubling medical history
On 21 August 2017, FC Zürich agreed a fee with Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion for the transfer of Dwamena. He was set to join Brighton subject to passing a medical, obtaining a work permit and international clearance, however the deal fell through after Dwamena failed his medical due to a heart condition and he had a heart monitor fixed.
In October 2019, after new examinations were carried on his heart condition, the doctors recommended his immediate withdrawal and retirement from football. He, however, continued after having implemented an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) in January 2020
Dr. Prince Pamboe has urged the handlers of the player to advise him to retire from the game.
“It is time his manager sits with Raphael Dwamena and have a discussion with him. Whatever device was implanted in his heart either could have gotten worse or creating another problem thus there is the need to do a re-evaluation”, he told TV3.