The late Ghanaian football player Raphael Dwamena’s father, Patrick Amoako Sefa, has acknowledged the family’s continued difficulty in coming to terms with the loss.
“We’ve been in a state of sorrow since receiving the news, but we rely on our faith to provide us with strength,” he shared during an interview on Peace FM in Accra.
Plans are on, according to Sefa, to return Dwamena’s remains for burial. The family hopes to enlist the help of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the government to ensure a peaceful transition.
“We’ve been in touch with his wife, who mentioned arrangements to secure a flight to bring his body back to Ghana. We are reaching out to the GFA and the public to support us in this challenging time,” he earnestly requested.
Sefa also urged Ghanaians to remember the family in their prayers during these trying times.
On Saturday, November 11, the 28-year-old football player tragically lost unexpectedly during a league game after going into cardiac arrest.
In the twenty-third minute of his team’s game against Partizan, Dwamena gave up. He was sent to the hospital right away, whereupon they pronounced him dead.