Ghanaian striker ruled out of football indefinitely after heart scare

Ghanaian striker Raphael Dwamena has been ruled out of football indefinitely by his Danish club Vejle BK after a heart scare.

It is the second time the 25-year-old has suffered such a setback after his Danish Superligaen side Vejle Boldklub terminated his contract due to a recent heart problem.

In 2018, a deal to English Premier League side Brighton fell through after the English side detected the heart condition during medical examinations.

Whiles on loan last year at Real Zaragoza in the lower tier Spanish league, the heart trouble flared up, and had to stop playing for some months before undergoing an operation.

READ ALSO: Raphael Dwamena Scores Debut Goal For Vejle Boldklub In Danish Super Liga Opener.

The  Ghanaian striker joined the Danish club Vejle BK on loan after a successful surgery but the team announced a recurrence of Dwamena’s troubling heart issues and have therefore decided not to play him indefinitely.

Dwamena made 5 appearances for the club and scored two goals in the ongoing 2020/21 season.

The club announced on Monday, 26 October 2020, they have been forced to withdraw the Ghana striker from the pitch.


After the club’s promotion to the 3F Superligaen, Vejle Boldklub signed a contract with Raphael Dwamena.

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.

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

Raphael Dwamena understands the decision.

– 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.

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