Who is Raphael Dwamena Father? Meet Patrick Amoako Sefa – 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.
Summary of Raphael Dwamena Father
|Full Name||Raphael Dwamena|
|Father Name||Patrick Amoako Sefa|
|Mother Name||Mrs. Dora Brigid Kwakyewa|
Who is Raphael Dwamena in Ghana?
He was a 28-year-old Ghanaian footballer born on September 12 1995 in Nkawkaw. Dwamena began his football journey at an early age, 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.
Who is Raphael Dwamena Father? Meet Patrick Amoako Sefa
Patrick Amoako Sefa is the father of Raphael Dwamena. His father nurtured him and was his first coach, guiding him from childhood and providing him with unwavering support to become a global star throughout his lifetime.
In response to his son’s death, Mr Amoako speaking on local media asked for assistance from football officials to bring his son’s body back to Ghana.
He added that the death news paralysed the family as it spread throughout the internet.
They contacted the late footballer’s wife, Mavis Acheampong, who confirmed the news to the family and stated that “there is no Ghana embassy in Albania.”
“When we heard the news, it wasn’t easy. The whole family was very sad and crying but by God’s Grace we are still holding our faith—the father said.
“We have spoken to his wife me when we spoke, she said there is no Ghana Embassy in Albanian so they are making preparations to look for a flight to Turkey before we can bring the body.”
“So now it has turn to help and it will keep long and I am appealing to Ghana football Association to help the family we wish to bring the body to Ghana and look at how we will all plan.
“What I will say is that Ghanaians should pray for us”, as quoted by Ghanaweb from Lovely news outlet.