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."