UD Levante striker Raphael Dwamena undergoes heart surgery
UD Levante striker Raphael Dwamena undergoes heart surgery
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UD Levante striker Raphael Dwamena undergoes heart surgery

​UD Levante striker Raphael Dwamena has officially undergone a successful heart surgery according to Ghanasoccernet reports.

Dwamena was forced into early retirement in October 2019 after the club discovered an underlying pulmonary condition which causes an irregular and fast heart rate and can result in dizziness, shortness of breath and tiredness.

GHANAsoccernet revealed that the Ghana international is considering going under the knife to get his footballing career back on track.

Reports from UD Levante says that the left-footed hitman has successfully undergone the surgery and is expected to be sidelined for at least a month.

It is the second major health scare that Dwamena has suffered in his professional career.

It will be recalled that in August 2017, his then club FC Zürich had agreed a £10 million fee with English Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion for the transfer of Dwamena.

He was set to join Brighton subject to passing a medical, obtaining a work permit and international clearance, however, the deal fell through after Dwamena reportedly failed his medical due to a heart condition. He instead, remained an FC Zürich player.

At the time, FC Zürich maintained that the deviation detected “has been judged as being neither harmful to health nor compromising the performance of a top athlete”.

He later joined La Liga side Levante UD in August 2018 before he was loaned out to Zaragoza for one year in July last year.

Dwamena has an €800,000 annual contract with UD Levante which will expire in 2022.  

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