In the best era of football, HE must stop!
Enock Mwepu (24/joined RB Salzburg in the summer of 2021) of Premier League club Brighton Hove & Albion now has to hang up his football boots. On Monday morning, the club announced the sad news in a press release: the end of the career at just 24 years.
What’s behind it?
Mwepu was on his way to the Zambian national team when he fell ill. According to the press release, he was then treated at a hospital in Mali and flew back to Brighton after the hospital stay. Investigations still had to be carried out.
THEN THE SHOCK!
Closer examination of his heart revealed a congenital heart defect. Tragic! The disease was not recognized in previous studies.
Mwepu sought advice and opinions from several doctors. In the end, the doctors advised him to immediately end his active career for the sake of his health.
Reason: If you continue sports or your active career, the heart disease can get worse, the risk of cardiac arrest might be higher.
President Tony Bloom, 52, laments: “We are all devastated by Enock. He and his family have had a traumatic few weeks and while we are grateful he got through it, at such a young age he has had such a hard time.” seeing a promising career come to an end.”
“As a club, we will give him all the love, help and support we can to help him make a full recovery and then decide on the next steps in his life.”
He doesn’t want to give up football completely! This is evident from the contents of a letter to the Football Association of Zambia, which was posted on Twitter from his account on Monday afternoon.
“Some dreams come to an end. And so unfortunately I have to announce that I have to hang up my football boots on the advice of a doctor.”
And further: “However, it is not the end of my time in football as I hope to be able to support the team in other ways.”
We can only wish him the best for the future!
The midfielder played 119 games (18 goals and 20 assists) for RB Salzburg. He played 27 games for Brighton. He made six appearances this season, most recently in a 5-2 win over Leicester City in early September.