On this day 22 August 2019 (Exactly a year ago today), former Ghanaian striker Junior Manuel Agogo died at the age of 40 in London after a prolonged battle with stroke.
Agogo began his footballing career at Sheffield Wednesday. He went on to play for 14 more clubs across 3 continents before retiring in 2012. The clubs include Oldham, Chester, Chesterfield, Lincoln, Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, San Jose Earthquakes, QPR, Barnet, Bristol Rovers, Nottingham Forest, Zamalek SC, Apollon Limassol and Hibernian.
Agogo, who made his Black Stars debut in 2006 and featured in 27 games, scoring 12 goals is famously known for his stellar performances at the African Cup of Nation (AFCON) in 2008.
The former Nottingham forest striker scored three times for Ghana at the tourney, his three goals came against Namibia in the second group game, Nigeria in the quarter final and Côte d’Ivoire in the 3rd and 4th place game.
In January 2015, Agogo was hospitalised after suffering a stroke. He struggled with his speech after his stroke, and expressed anxiety at his language problems.
Agogo succumbed to death on 22 August 2019, aged 40.
For the joy, the happiness and the smiles you brought to millions of Ghanaians, you will always be in our heart. Continue to rest well Agogo.
Below are some memorable goals scored by Agogo during his career: