Earlier today, we reported the sudden demise of the Ghanaian Striker Junior Agogo who has been ill for Sometime.
In fact, the entire football fraternity in Ghana and around the world was on Thursday, August 22 thrown into a state of despair and disbelief following the death of former Black Stars striker Junior Agogo.
Though we can not really tell what caused the sudden demise of the 40 year old Striker, it can be suspected that Agogo who was the ‘poster boy’ of Ghana’s 2008 Africa Cup of Nations campaign finally gave in to the debilitating stroke which he had been battling the last couple of years.
As many Ghanaians grief and struggle to come to terms with his demise, tributes have been pouring in from his ex-teammates, football administrators, journalists and fans across the world.
The forward began his career with the Owls, playing three games for the then Premier League side between 1997 and 2000.
He went on to score over 100 career goals, his most notable spell coming with Bristol Rovers, for whom Agogo scored 45 goals in 140 games between 2003 and 2006.
He also helped Nottingham Forest to promotion from League One in 2007/2008, finishing as the club’s top goalscorer as they finished runners-up in the division.
Agogo enjoyed a cult following during his 27-game stint with the Black Stars of Ghana scoring 12 goals.
Well, nanansem.com have sampled some of the Tributes from Sports Personalities including the Current General Captain of the Blacks Stars .
May his soul rest in perfect peace -rest well Junior Agogo 🙏🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/cNJZfj7xjp
— Anthony Baffoe (@AnthonyBaffoe) August 22, 2019
RIP Junior Ago. May your soul find eternal rest.
Thanks for the great memories pic.twitter.com/jVkroed1Ci
— MauriceQuansah (@maurice4U2C) August 22, 2019
Thanks for the memories.
— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) August 22, 2019
I remember landing in Addis Ababa in early 2008.
Any time I told anyone I was from Gnana, the first thing they would say was "Agogo!"
Junior Agogo was a great ambassador for the Black Stars and by extension Ghana.
May his soul rest in peace.https://t.co/RmddC2smLh
— Kafui Dey (@KafuiDey) August 22, 2019