Premier League star forced to retire at age of 24

Ssenkoto Joram

Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Enock Mwepu has announced a shocking decision to retire from football at the age of 24.

The Zambian midfielder has been forced to an early retirement following the diagnosis of a hereditary heart condition.

” Some dreams however come to an end, so it is with sadness that I announce the need to hang up my boots because of the medical advice I have received.” Reads part of Mwepu’s official statement.

“This will however not the end of my involvement with football, I plan to stay involved in some capacity.” He added.

Brighton and Hove Albion via their club website, said if Mwepu’s condition can worsen over time and would put him at an extremely high risk of suffering a potentially fatal cardiac even if he was to conti playing competitive football.

Mwepu who joined Brighton from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg last year, has played a total of 27 games for the Premier League side scoring three goals including a stunner against Liverpool.

He was withdrawn from Zambia’s squad that was supposed to play against Mali in the recently concluded International break due to the heart concerns.

On returning to Brighton for further examinations, he was advised to retire from the beautiful game.

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