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Raphael Dwamena to be laid to rest today

FORMER BLACK STARS STRIKER RAPHAEL DWAMENA WHO TRAGICALLY PASSED AWAY DURING A FOOTBALL MATCH LAST YEAR, IS SET TO BE LAID TO REST ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, IN ACCRA.

The funeral proceedings will include laying in state at the Adjiringano Astro Turf followed by a private burial.

Dwamena’s untimely demise occurred in November 2023 during a match between KF Egnatia and KF Partizani in the Albanian top flight.

The tragic incident took place during the 23rd minute of the match as he collapsed. Despite efforts to revive him, all attempts proved futile, and he passed away while being transported to the hospital.

Dwamena’s unexpected demise sent shockwaves throughout the football community, with profound impact, especially in his homeland of Ghana.

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Despite facing challenges with a heart problem since 2017 and playing with a heart detector, the 28-year-old continued to showcase his talent, becoming the leading scorer in the Albanian league before his tragic passing.

Having played for prominent clubs such as Levante, FC Zurich, and Real Zaragoza, Dwamena left an indelible mark on the football world.

He made his debut for Ghana in 2017, scoring in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.

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The funeral ceremony will be a somber occasion to remember and honour the contributions of the talented striker to Ghanaian and international football.

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