18.11.2023 Football News

Body of the late Raphael Dwamena arrives in Ghana for burial

Body of the late Raphael Dwamena arrives in Ghana for burial
18.11.2023 LISTEN

The remains of former Black Stars striker, Raphael Dwamena arrived in Ghana on Friday evening from Albania.

Dwamena was confirmed dead last week Saturday after suffering a cardiac attack.

The 28-year-old striker collapsed during a league match between his club, Egnatia FC, and Partizani Tirana, on November 11, 2023.


He was rushed to the hospital but he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Dwamena’s body was received by his family in Accra late on Friday night at the Kotoka International Airport.

The footballer had a history of heart problems, having suffered from several heart failures in the years leading up to his passing.


As a mark of respect for Dwamena, a minute of silence was observed before Ghana’s 1-0 win against Madagascar in a friendly match on Friday at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Dwamena made his international debut for the Black Stars of Ghana on June 11, 2017, against Ethiopia, scoring a brace in the process.

He went on to play nine games in total for the men’s senior national team and score twice.



Raphael Dwamena was the top scorer of the season in the Albanian Super League with nine goals and eight appearances for Ghana scoring twice, Dwamena's contribution to football is remembered by many.

The details of the final funeral rites and proceedings to lay him to rest are yet to be communicated.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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