Brighton&Hove Albino FC Enock Mwepu forced to retire from football

Posted on October 11, 2022

Enock Mwepu, 24, who plays as a midfielder for Brighton, has been diagnosed with hereditary heart disease. Mwepu has been asked to stop playing competitive football as he could be at risk of cardiac arrest. Mwepu’s illness was discovered after returning from the international break. He flew to join the Zambian national team but fell ill on the plane after returning to Brighton after medical checks. They found him with a heart problem.

The club president said that it was sad to receive the news, that it was only the beginning of his career and that he had just been interrupted very early; We will give her all the love and support as she awaits recovery and the path she chooses to take next.

After leaving Zambia, he joined Red Bull Salzburg in 2017. At Red Bull Salzburg he made 81 appearances and scored 11 goals. Mwepu later joined Brighton from Red Bull Salzburg in 2021. Mwepu scored 2 goals and provided 5 assists in 24 appearances for Brighton.

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