Enock Mwepu has been compelled to retire at the age of 24 as he has been recognized with a hereditary center situation.
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The Brighton and Zambia midfielder made the announcement on Monday as he hasn’t performed for the Seagulls since September.
Per the remark launched via the Premier League membership, Mwepu fell in poor health on a flight to Mali closing month as he was once away on world responsibility with Zambia.
Subsequent assessments have came upon a hereditary center situation which means that that Mwepu must retire from the sport.
Statement on Mwepu’s retirement
Brighton showed: “The condition, which can worsen over time, would put Enock at an extremely high risk of suffering a potentially fatal cardiac event, if he were to continue playing competitive football.”
Tony Bloom, chairman of Brighton, mentioned: “We are all absolutely devastated for Enock. He and his family have had a traumatic few weeks and while we are just thankful he has come through that period, he has seen such a promising career cut short at such a young age. As a club we will give him all the love, help and support we possibly can to make a full recovery, and then as he decides on the next steps in his life.”
Brighton’s new head trainer Roberto De Zerbi added: “I am so sorry for Enock. Before I arrived I looked at all the squad, and he was a player I was so excited and looking forward to working with. We will do everything we can to help him.”
The remark added that the hereditary situation ‘manifests later in life and was not previously evident on regular cardiac screening. Sadly this can be exacerbated by playing sport so Enock has been advised that the only option, for the sake of his own safety, is for him to stop playing football.’
Brighton added they ‘will be helping him make sure the condition is managed with the appropriate treatment for him to otherwise live a long and healthy life’ and that
Mwepu: “This is not the end of my involvement with football”
The captain of Zambia’s nationwide crew posted an emotional message on his social media accounts confirming the information.
“A boy from a small Zambian township called Chambishi has some news to share. He stood strong to follow his dream of playing football at the highest level, and by the grace of God he lived his dream by reaching the Premier League. 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.”
Mwepu showed he’s going to stay in the sport as he plans to ‘stay involved in some some capacity’ as he then thanked his circle of relatives, agent, the Zambian FA, his earlier golf equipment, teammates, coaches and everybody at Brighton.
Nicknamed ‘The Computer’ for his very good positional sense in midfield, Mwepu signed for Brighton from RB Salzburg in the summer time of 2021.
He has made 27 appearances for the Seagulls, scoring 3 targets, as soon as of which was once a memorable strike at Anfield in opposition to Liverpool in October 2021 as Brighton secured a very good 2-2 comeback draw and the different was once a winner at Arsenal in April 2022.