Former Ghana Striker, Junior Agogo, dies at 40

Former Black Stars of Ghana forward, Junior Agogo died on Thursday in London at the age of 40.

The burly striker suffered a stroke back in 2015 which left him debilitated just two years after hanging up his boots.

Numerous reports in Ghana claim he passed away in London on Thursday morning following the protracted illness.

Agent Saif Rubie tweeted:

“Just heard the news that one of my first clients ever Junior Agogo has passed away. Still can’t believe it. One of my proudest moments in football is seeing him smash the AFCON in Ghana.”

Agogo made his debut for the Black Stars in May 2006 in a friendly against French league side OGC Nice.

The former Nottingham Forest striker became a local hero after his impressive display with the Black Stars at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which was held in Ghana.

Agogo scored three goals for the Black Stars at the AFCON 2008, helping the team to reach the semi-finals and picking third place in the competition.

He scored 12 goals in 27 caps between 2006 and 2009.


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