Albanian prosecutors begin enquiry into Raphael Dwamena’s death

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Prosecutors in Durrës, the second largest city in Albania, have started investigations into what led to the death of Ghanaian footballer, Raphael Dwamena.

The KF Egnatia striker and captain collapsed and died after suffering a cardiac attack during the game against FK Partizani on Saturday, November 11.

The 28-year-old lost consciousness in the 23rd minute during the league match between his side Egnatia and Partizan and was immediately taken to the hospital. Dwamena, however, did not survive upon arrival at the hospital.

The footballer’s death came as a shock to many following his bright start in the season with the Albania top-flight side.

However, Prosecutors have started gathering information after questioning the team and medical staff, procedural part of the case, where and when the footballer lost his life.

A forensic investigation will also be undertaken to find the leading cause of his death while a record of his medical history has also been taken from the club.

The body of the player has been transported from Kavaja Hospital to Tirana for an autopsy.

Dwamena had heart problems before joining the Albanian club and twice collapsed on the pitch during his time in Austria.

Meanwhile, former and current Black Stars players have paid tributes to the 28-year-old.

Raphael Dwamena made a total of nine appearances for the Black Stars and scored twice.

Source: adomonline


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