The mortal remains of Ghanaian footballer Raphael Dwamena arrived in Ghana on Friday evening from Albania, where the 28-year-old tragically met his end last week.
The talented striker collapsed during a league match between his club, Egnatia FC, and Partizani Tirana on November 11, 2023, ultimately being pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
In a somber reception, Dwamena’s body was received by his grieving family in Accra late on Friday night at the Kotoka International Airport.
The footballer’s untimely departure is compounded by his history of heart problems, grappling with several heart failures in the years leading up to this devastating event.
In a poignant tribute to Dwamena’s memory, a minute of silence was observed throughout the stadium before Ghana’s 1-0 victory against Madagascar in a 2026 World Cup match on Friday.
Raphael Dwamena had proudly represented Ghana at the senior level, making his international debut for the Black Stars on June 11, 2017, against Ethiopia, marked by an impressive brace.
Over the course of his career, he featured in a total of nine games for the men’s senior national team.