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I spoke with him on Thursday, and he seemed good – Raphael Dwamena’s mother mourns her son’s death

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According to Ruby Akakpo, the departed player would not miss the opportunity to contact her from the dressing room via video after every game, giving his insights about what went well and what did not go well on the field. When the tragic occurrence occurred on Saturday, November 11, she stated she was looking forward to one of these lively conversations. She stated that the family learned about the event on social media and had to confirm it with his manager. They have not heard from his club, KF Egnatia, since. The attacker collapsed on the pitch in the 23rd minute of an Albanian league match between KF Egnatia and Partizani.

Raphael Dwamena’s mother has spoken out about how she learned of her son’s tragic death over the weekend.

Ruby Akakpo said on Onua Sports on Maakye on Onua FM/TV on Tuesday, November 14 that she spoke with her son just two days before the tragic tragedy.

“I talked to Nana Kwame on Thursday,” he said, adding that the footballer was the sort who was always in touch with his family.

“He talks to me all the time on a video call,” she told me.

According to Ruby Akakpo, the departed player would not miss the opportunity to contact her from the dressing room via video after every game, giving his insights about what went well and what did not go well on the field.

When the tragic occurrence occurred on Saturday, November 11, she stated she was looking forward to one of these lively conversations.

She stated that the family learned about the event on social media and had to confirm it with his manager.

They have not heard from his club, KF Egnatia, since.

The attacker collapsed on the pitch in the 23rd minute of an Albanian league match between KF Egnatia and Partizani.

He received on-the-spot medical attention but was confirmed dead while being taken to Kavaje Hospital.

Dwamena joined FK Egnatia in 2022, appearing in 37 games and scoring 24 goals.

Prior to his death, his club was winning the Albanian league, and he was the leading scorer with 9 goals.

He is one of just two players in the 2023/24 season to achieve a hat-trick.

Dwamena’s cardiac problem was discovered during medicals with Brighton & Hove Albion of the English Premier League, requiring the contract to be terminated in 2017.

He, however, went on to later sign for Levante in the Spanish La Liga from FC Zurich.

He has also played for Real Zaragoza in Spain, Vejle in Denmark, FC Blau Weiss Linz in Austria, BSC Old Boys in Switzerland, and most recently KF Egnatia.

His mother said the family advised him about his heart condition but he did not want to hide such a talent.

“So, we allowed him to play until a time when he will voluntarily stop.”

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Ghana coach Otto Addo: We will not relax against CAR in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers

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They are presently ranked third in Group I, after leaders Madagascar and the Comoros. Despite the remarkable win over Mali's favoured Eagles, Addo insisted that the squad cannot afford to be complacent. His sentiments mirrored those of Mohammed Kudus. "One thing is certain: the game will be extremely challenging. "For everyone who thinks it'll be easy, we hope it is, but it's a very difficult game," Addo told reporters on Sunday. "We can't relax now," said the former Borussia Dortmund head coach. The match is scheduled to start at 19:00 GMT.

Otto Addo, Black Stars coach, has advised his players to be focused and not take their next encounter against the Central African Republic (CAR) lightly.

Ghana will face CAR on Monday, June 10, at the Baba Yara Stadium in the fourth of four matchdays in the 2026 World Cup qualification.

The Black Stars came into this game off a 2-1 victory against Mali in Bamako, raising their total to six points in three games.

They are presently ranked third in Group I, after leaders Madagascar and the Comoros.

Despite the remarkable win over Mali’s favoured Eagles, Addo insisted that the squad cannot afford to be complacent. His sentiments mirrored those of Mohammed Kudus.

“One thing is certain: the game will be extremely challenging. “For everyone who thinks it’ll be easy, we hope it is, but it’s a very difficult game,” Addo told reporters on Sunday.

“We can’t relax now,” said the former Borussia Dortmund head coach.

The match is scheduled to start at 19:00 GMT.

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2026 WCQ: Otto Addo expects a tight game against CAR

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"This is going to be really difficult. "For everyone who thinks we can just play them, I don't believe it will happen," remarked the former Borussia Dortmund coach. "They're performing well, especially in attacking transitions. They're quite dangerous; they demonstrated that in the 1-1 draw with Mali," he continued. The Black Stars are presently third in Group I, with six points. A victory would greatly improve their prospects of qualifying for the World Cup.

Ghana coach Otto Addo expects a tough encounter against the Central African Republic (CAR) in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Black Stars will meet CAR in the fourth round of matches on Monday at Baba Yara Stadium, with kickoff at 19:00 GMT.

Reflecting on their recent comeback win over Mali in Bamako during the third round, Addo emphasised the importance of the forthcoming encounter against CAR.

“This is going to be really difficult. “For everyone who thinks we can just play them, I don’t believe it will happen,” remarked the former Borussia Dortmund coach.

“They’re performing well, especially in attacking transitions. They’re quite dangerous; they demonstrated that in the 1-1 draw with Mali,” he continued.

The Black Stars are presently third in Group I, with six points. A victory would greatly improve their prospects of qualifying for the World Cup.

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Mohammed Kudus: Qualifying for the 2026 World Cup is the ultimate objective

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Ghana striker Mohammed Kudus has stated that the Black Stars are aiming to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

The squad recently returned to form, defeating Mali 2-1 in Bamako on their third matchday, due to second-half goals from Ernest Nuamah and Jordan Ayew.

With this victory, Ghana is presently third in Group I with six points.

Ahead of their matchday four against the Central African Republic on Monday at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kudus, who plays for West Ham United, emphasised that the Black Stars’ primary goal is to qualify for the coveted event in 2026.

“The belief has always existed; that we all want to go to the World Cup. “That is our ultimate goal, regardless of how we achieve it,” Kudus told the press on Sunday.

“Our coach has his strategies, but sometimes the game gets tougher. “We just have to do our best and get the results,” he said.

Kudus is likely to play an important part for Ghana when they face the Central African Republic in this critical qualifier.

The highly anticipated encounter is due to begin at 19:00 GMT.

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