Former Black Stars player Raphael Dwamena laid to rest

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The final funeral rites and burial service of former Black Stars striker Raphael Dwamena was held on Friday, February 16, 2024, at the Adijiriganor Astro Turf in Accra.

The 28-year-old striker suffered a heart attack during the match between his club side KF Egnatia and Partizani, where he collapsed on the field and passed away.

It was a sad moment for scores of Ghanaian football fans gathered at the venue as they filed pass the Ghanaian international, who paid his dues for club and country.

Dignitaries, including the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku, former Black Stars players Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Isaac Vorsah, coach Ibrahim Tanko, and some Executive Council members, were at the funeral grounds to show their last respect to the Ghana international.


Born on September 12, 1995, in Nkawkaw, in the Eastern Region, Raphael Dwamena started his football journey at the Red Bull Academy in Sogakope in 2013.

In 2014, he made a move to Austria, signing with Red Bull Salzburg, and his performance did not go unnoticed as he moved to FC Liefering, Austria Lustenau, FC Zurich, Levante, Real Zaragoza, and Vejle before he met his untimely death in Albania late last year.

Dwamena did not play for the youth national teams of Ghana. He was called into the senior team as part of the 30-man squad for the 2017 African Cup of Nations but was dropped from the 23-man squad.

The former black stars player  made his international debut on 11 June 2017 in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia, where he scored a brace to mark the new era of youngsters being introduced into the national team.

Source: myghanadaily


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