Hardly will men especially those in the limelight admit and attribute part of their success to their girlfriend and lavish praise on them but that does not apply in the case of new Ghanaian striking sensation, Raphael Dwamena.
Fast rising Black Stars striker who is gradually finding his name on the lips of Ghanaians after grabbing a brace on Sunday against Ethiopia, has eulogize his girlfriend for her support through trying times.
The FC Zurich striker claims his girlfriend offered to support him both financially and psychologically after he had his first professional contract cancelled due to niggling injuries and lack of playing time.
According to the 21-year-old, he had nothing on him at that time but the girl threw her weight behind him – offered series of advices and motivations because she believed in his God-given talent.
“Last year was really tough for me in Red Bull. After the season I didn’t have any club because my contract was finished. And because I didn’t play a lot of games in Austria, they told me to find a new club so I had to come to Ghana,” Dwamena told Kumasi-based Ultimate FM
“I didn’t have any money on me and my parents had no idea I had come Ghana. It was tough.
“She is a good girl. She helped me because I was staying with her and the sisters. This is the kind of woman you need in life when things are not going on well no matter what it is.
“She was with me throughout and thank God everything is going on well, she is happy and am also happy,” Dwamena added.
Dwamena joined Austria Lustenau in 2016 where he had an impressive season – banging in 19 goals in over 20 appearances.
Due to such a magnificent debut season he signed for FC Zurich in January and has since made 19 appearances, starting 15 of them and netted 12 goals in the process.