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Brighton Midfielder Enock Mwepu Forced To Retire At 24 Due To A Heart Condition.

Brighton midfielder Enock Mwepu forced to retire at 24 due to heart condition

Mwepu has been forced to retire from football at just 24

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Enock Mwepu has been forced to end his football career at the age of just 24 due to a hereditary heart condition. Mwepu has been diagnosed with a condition that could worsen over time and put him at risk of suffering a potentially fatal cardiac event were he to continue playing.

He was taken ill while on a flight to join up with the Zambia national team during the recent international break, and spent a period in hospital in Mali under observation before returning to Brighton.

After spells with Austrian clubs FC Liefering and Red Bull Salzburg, Mwepu joined Brighton in July 2021 and played 27 times for the club, scoring three goals including strikes against Liverpool at Anfield and Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

In an emotional statement on Twitter, Mwepu wrote: “A boy from a small Zambian township called Chambishi has some news to share.

Read more from the source: Mirror News