EXCLUSIVE: Ghana international Raphael Dwamena ruled out indefinitely with heart problem

Published on: 10 October 2019

Ghanaian striker Raphael Dwamena has been ruled out indefinitely after suffering a fresh heartbreaking setback as his club Real Zaragaoza have detected an unknown heart problem during a routine medical check, Footballghana.com can report.

The 24-year-old will undergo further tests from Thursday with specialists on heart problems to determine the exact defect that has resulted in the medical team of Zaragoza to stop him from playing or training indefinitely.

"The striker will undergo new tests to determine the extent of his illness. Real Zaragoza is confident of Raphael Dwamena's fast and complete recovery," the club said about the Ghanaian player.

He joined Zaragoza from Spanish top-flight Levante in the summer, making nine appearances and scoring two goals so far this season.

This is the second time the highly-rated youngster has faced serious health problems after English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion pulled out of a deal to sign the striker from FC Zurich because he failed a medical two years ago.

He had agreed personal terms with the Seagulls after they had a bid, reported to be around €15m accepted by his Swiss club.

"The club would like to wish Raphael the very best for the future," said Brighton in a statement.

The deal fell through after they discovered the unspecified health problem which prompted him to undergo treatment before he returned to the pitch.

Everyone at Footballghana.com wishes Raphael Dwamena a speedy recovery.