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"I am never afraid, God takes care of my heart"- Ghana forward Raphael Dwamena

Published on: 08 October 2020

Ghana forward Raphael Dwamena has disclosed that his faith kept him going despite being told he will not be able to play football again after he was diagnosed with a heart problem.

Exactly a year ago, the devoted Christian was diagnosed with a heart condition while on loan at Real Zaragoza, effectively ruling him out of the 2019/20 season.

Dwamena was enjoying a good time with the Segunda Division outfit but had to stop playing as he went through a series of tests to correct the defeat he suffered.

The 25-year-old is back on the pitch, after securing a loan deal with Danish side Vejle BK, and insists he also knew he would return to active football.

"Obviously, it was not a good feeling to have to leave football, it was a hard blow to stop playing at that time. But I knew that I would play again because God is always faithful and is always with me," he told El Periodico De Aragon.

"Taking the news was not a problem. And the media will publish everything they hear, that's not something new, it always happens.

"At all times. I always feel like nothing is wrong with me. I believe that God is the one who takes care of my heart. I may have symptoms of heart problems or other things, but I am never afraid. God is with me.

"Each doctor has his own opinions and I respected them, I looked for different evaluations. I respect their roles and jobs, but my wish was to get back to playing and do everything possible to achieve it." 

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