Heart issue forces English Premier League player Enock Mwepu to retire at 24


Brighton midfielder Enock Mwepu has retired from soccer at the age of 24 due to a hereditary coronary heart situation, the Premier League membership stated Monday.

Mwepu grew to become in poor health final month on a flight to be a part of the Zambia nationwide workforce squad in Mali and was handled in a hospital there. He had additional medical checks in England.

“The situation, which may worsen over time, would put Enock at an especially excessive threat of struggling a doubtlessly deadly cardiac occasion, if he have been to proceed enjoying aggressive soccer,” Brighton stated in an announcement.

The Premier League membership stated the well being downside was not seen on earlier cardiac screening checks, which top-level soccer gamers routinely endure every season.

“(*24*) are all completely devastated for Enock,” Brighton chairman Tony Bloom stated. “As a membership we are going to give him all of the love, assist and help we probably can to make a full restoration, after which as he decides on the following steps in his life.”

Mwepu stated he had “lived his dream” by enjoying within the Premier League.

“Some goals, nevertheless, come to an finish, so it’s with unhappiness that I announce the necessity to dangle up my boots due to the medical recommendation I’ve acquired,” Mwepu stated in an announcement.

Mwepu made his debut for Zambia as a youngster whereas he was enjoying for Salzburg. He received 4 Austrian league titles with Salzburg and performed within the Champions League on a workforce with Erling Haaland. He joined Brighton final 12 months.


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