Raphael Dwamena Children And Wife: Meet Mavis Acheampong And Raphael Dwamena Jnr. –Raphael Dwamena was a professional Ghanaian soccer player who last played as a striker for Egnatia Rrogozhine in the Albanian Superliga. He passed away over heart attack after collapsing on a pitch during a match. He previously played for Levante in the Spanish La Liga.
Who is Raphael Dwamena?
He began his football journey in Nkawkaw, engaging in the Red Bull Ghana developmental program. Notably, Dwamena’s prowess shone during the International Tournament in Croix, France, in 2013, where he contributed to RB Ghana U17’s silver medal victory and earned the title of Best Player.
Having trained with FC Red Bull Salzburg in Austria alongside David Atanga, Dwamena officially joined Salzburg’s youth team in January 2014. His impact was swift, winning the Golden Shoe for scoring seven goals in four games during a June tournament. Subsequently, he progressed to FC Liefering, the Salzburg farm team, making his professional debut in July 2014.
Dwamena’s football journey continued with successes at Austria Lustenau, scoring 18 goals in 20 games, before he transferred to FC Zürich in January 2017. His prolific scoring, with 12 goals in 18 matches, played a crucial role in Zürich’s triumph in the 2016–17 Swiss Challenge League.
A planned move to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League in August 2017 was thwarted by a failed medical due to a heart condition. Dwamena then embarked on a journey with Levante UD in La Liga, later being loaned to Real Zaragoza.
Despite facing heart-related challenges, Dwamena persevered, even getting back on the field with Vejle Boldklub in the Danish Superliga in August 2020. Unfortunately, complications resurfaced, leading to a period of inability to play and eventually ending his stint with the club.
In June 2021, Dwamena returned to Austria, signing a two-year contract with Blau-Weiß Linz. Tragically, on October 28, 2021, during an Austrian Cup game against TSV Hartberg, Dwamena collapsed on the field. Although he recovered in the hospital, this marked the end of his football career in Austria.
Raphael Dwamena made his international debut in the senior team on June 11, 2017, in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia, where he scored a brace to mark the new era of youngsters being introduced into the national team.
On November 11, 2023, Dwamena suffered a cardiac arrest and tragically passed away during a match in the Albanian First Tier National Football Super League. His untimely death led to the postponement or suspension of football and sports events in Albania, according to Albanian post
However, the Raphael Dwamena Family has yet to speak about their beloved son’s death as the remains is currently in Albanian. They are also yet to determine his funeral arrangements and burial service.
Raphael Dwamena Wife
He was married to his Ghanaian sweetheart, Mavis Acheampong. The couple was said to have tied the knot in a private ceremony in Accra on December 2019 and welcomed their first child in 2020.
Who is Mavis Acheampong?
She is a professional nurse who grew up in Accra, Ghana. Acheampong is the wife of late Ghanaian football star, Raphael Dwamena and a mother of Raphael Dwamena Jnr.
Raphael Dwamena Children
He survived with a 3-year-old kid, Raphael Dwamena Jnr, born in 2020, a year after Dwamena and Mavis married. However, there is no information on him because the couple did not divulge anything about him.