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Only 24: Premier League club Clack announce retirement from football due to heart disease



Brighton’s 24-year-old African midfielder Enock Mwepu has confirmed his retirement from professional football after showing heart problems.

This Monday, the Brighton midfielder, Enoch Mwep confirmed his retirement from professional football at the age of 24 due to heart problems.

The African all-rounder fell ill while traveling to Mali with his national team (Zambia) for their last international match. I was hospitalized.

His genetic heart condition prevents him from continuing his adventures in the Premier League. ‘Very likely to go into fatal cardiac arrest’ Brighton explained in a statement.

Mwep joined ‘The Seagulls’ from Salzburg last summer for just over €23 million. In English football, he made 27 appearances during this campaign, including seven.

“The boy from Zambia has always had a strong dream of playing football at the highest level and by the grace of God he has made this dream come true by playing in the Premier League.” said the midfielder in a statement.

Along the same lines, he announced: “Some dreams come to an end. Sadly I have to announce that due to medical advice I have received my boots will need to be cut.” .

The midfielder has assured that although this is the end for him as a footballer, he plans to remain involved in football in some way.

Source: Biobiochile

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