Ex-Ghana international Junior Agogo dies aged 40

Former Ghana International Junior Agogo

Ex-Ghana and Nottingham Forest striker Junior Agogo has died at the age of 40.

Agogo suffered a stroke after retiring in 2015, and struggled with his speech afterwards leaving him debilitated.

“Just heard the news that one of my first clients ever Junior Agogo has passed away,” his agent Saif Rubie said, confirming his passing.

“Still can’t believe it. One of my proudest moments in football is seeing him smash the AFCON in Ghana.”

Agogo, who began his career at Sheffield Wednesday, played 27 times for his country and scored 12 goals.

Agogo had spells in his playing career in Scotland, the United States, Cyprus and Egypt.

Sheffield Wednesday sent their condolences to their former player, writing on Twitter: “Sheffield Wednesday are saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Junior Agogo. Our thoughts are with Junior’s family and friends at this very difficult time. RIP.”

Chidi Nwoke.