Vejle Boldklub takes Dwamena off the field due to health issues

Published on: 26 October 2020

After Vejle Boldklub's promotion to the 3F Superligaen, the club signed a three-year contract with Raphael Dwamena this summer from Spanish first-tier side Levante UD.

The Ghanaian attacker came to Nørreskoven after a heart operation in January, where the 25-year-old attacker had an ICD-Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator implanted.

This has been continuously monitored by Vejle Boldklub's health staff and medical team throughout the start-up, on the training ground, and during the club's matches.

There has now been a single case where Raphael Dwamena's limit values ​​when monitoring the heart have been too high, and this unfortunately also means that Vejle Boldklub must now take Dwamena off the field.

The technical manager at Vejle Boldklub, Jacob Krüger, talks about the decision.

"That there has now been one case where the limit values ​​have been too high, we must be based on a health professional assessment as a club, take the consequence of. Raphael is therefore taken off the field. We are, of course, sorry on Raphael's behalf, but the parties have been aware from the outset of the consequence that would have been the case if Raphael's monitoring had exceeded the limit values ​​in the measurement,"

"Raphael Dwamena has in a short time in Vejle Boldklub shown a great human format, a professional approach to her profession, and a desire to learn from her towards our young players. We will now help Raphael in the new situation,"

Raphael Dwamena understands the decision and thanks fans and the club for the support he has received.

"I am truly grateful for the opportunity that Vejle Boldklub gave me to play football again. Now I have been taken off the field and am under medical supervision,"

"Despite not being able to be on the pitch, I still want to help the club achieve its goals. Therefore, I would also like to say to both my teammates, the staff, and the fans that I am proud to be part of the Vejle Boldklub family," he added.

Raphael Dwamena has been capped eight times for the Black Stars scoring twice and his contract with the Ruby of Jutland lads runs till June 2023.