Brighton & Hove Albion star Enock Mwepu forced to retire through heart condition

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Enock Mwepu
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Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Enock Mwepu has retired from football at just 24.

The Zambian midfielder has been diagnosed with a heriditary heart condition that would put him at serious risk of a cardiac arrest, should he continue to play professional football. The 24-year-old only joined Brighton last season.

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Mark White
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Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.