Brighton And Hove Albion Zambian footballer Enoch Mwepu, who has been forced to retire at 24 years due to hereditary heart condition ( Photo Courtesy).
African football has been hard hit by the news of forced retirement of Zambian footballer Enoch Mwepu, who is suffering from hereditary heart condition.
Mwepu, who plys his trade in the England with Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion, has had to cut short his footballing career for the sake of his health.
According to the statement from the club, Mwepu would be at greater risk of suffering cardiac arrest in future if he continues playing.
The club would go on to explain the nature of the disease the star footballer is suffering from, saying that it is a hereditary condition which can result into a cardiac arrest especially if one continues to be engaged in strenuous exercises.
It is reported that Mwepu was taken ill during the most recent international break while on duty with "Chipolopolo", the Zambian national team.
Mwepu would go on to spend some few days in a hospital in Mali. Upon returning to England, after serious medical examination, he was diagnosed with the disease.
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