Former Ghana international Junior Agogo has been reported dead in London.
The former Zamalek FC striker passed on in England at a hospital on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019.
He has been suffering from a stroke since 2015 and underwent rehabilitation two years ago.
He was 40.
Agogo will be remembered by most Ghanaians for his wonderful performance for Ghana at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.
The former Black Stars striker played for clubs in England, the United States of America and Cyprus.
Agogo scored 113 goals in over 300 games over the course of his club career.
This included stints in England, with a host of clubs including Nottingham Forest and Bristol Rovers; in Egypt with Zamalek, in Scotland with Hibernian and in Cyprus with Apol. Limassol.
He enjoyed the most prolific period of his career with Bristol Rovers scoring 41 times for the club before moving to Nottingham Forest in 2006, where he scored 21 times.
However, it is his exploits with Ghana’s senior football national team, the Black Stars, that he will be remembered for by most Ghanaians.
He scored 12 times in 27 appearances for the Black Stars, producing a star turn at the African Cup of Nations tournament in 2008 which Ghana hosted, where he bagged three goals as Ghana reached the semifinals.
Junior Agogo suffered a stroke in January 2015, after retiring from football and subsequently Aphasia.
Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write.
Agogo in an interview with the BBC in 2017 said the stroke left him lacking confidence and socially isolated.
A lot of people have taken to social media to express their sadness over the news.
Goodbye Junior Agogo .. pic.twitter.com/325DKJBSne
— Adel Koraiem (@adelkoraiem) August 22, 2019
May his soul rest in perfect peace -rest well Junior Agogo 🙏🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/cNJZfj7xjp
— Anthony Baffoe (@AnthonyBaffoe) August 22, 2019
— Esi_Dee❤️ (@hectoriahallord) August 22, 2019
Adieu Manuel “Junior” Agogo!
Rest In Peace!
— Miracle ValentineBoy (JACOB, Prince) – February 14 (@Princejv2) August 22, 2019
RIP Junior Agogo
— SAM OSAS (@Sammy_Leeeee) August 22, 2019