The Austrian lower division outfit FC Blau Weiss Linz, have canceled their contract with Ghana international Raphael Dwamena as a result of his cardiovascular disease conditions.
The striker who moved to the Linzer Stadion on a two-year deal this summer, has been battling heart scares over the past seasons, hence his release by the club.
Dwamena has been playing with an implanted defibrillator device since the detection of the cardiac disease almost four years ago.
Following the player’s recent collapse in a Cup game against TSV Hartberg in October, the Austrian lower-division side have resolved to end ties with the former Real Zaragoza goal poacher – with the news already communicated to his counselors early this week.
Sporting director Tino Wawra confirmed the release of the Black Stars forward to Laola1: “There was an appointment this week when we told him and his management that it was no longer an option for us that he is on the pitch for us. The risk is just too great for us. ”
Wawra continued: “We are very sorry for him. Apart from Salzburg, you won’t find a player with the quality of a healthy Raphael Dwamena in all of Austria . It’s a shame that he probably has to think about a final retirement now. He is a great guy, has a top character. That’s why the decision is all the more difficult for us. ”
Dwamena has previously had stints with RB Salzburg, FC Lustenau, Real Zaragoza, Levante, Velje BK, FC Zurich and FC Liefering.
He been capped 8 times at the senior national team of Ghana, scoring two times.