Former Ghanian footballer Junior Agogo has died at the age of 40 in a London hospital on Thursday, according to media reports. Agogo suffered a severe stroke in 2015 which left him debilitated.
Fan-favorite Junior Agogo played for Ghana during 2006-09 and his 3 goals in the final stages of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) led the team to a third-place finish in the championship. Agogo retired in 2012 and scored a total of 143 goals during his career, most of which he spent in the UK.
Social media was flooded with tributes for the former Ghanian star player just a few minutes after the news broke out.
Former Ghana 🇬🇭 Black Stars and Zamalek player Junior Agogo has passed away in London. AFCON 2008 comes into mind. You'll always be remembered. Rest in power. pic.twitter.com/GVwCdNAUmq— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) August 22, 2019
Many people thanked him for the memories and remembered him for the important role he played for Ghana in AFCON 2008.
RIP Junior Agogo ... thank you for the memories.— Ko-Jo Cue (@KOJO_Cue) August 22, 2019
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 😢😢😢 #rip #ghana— Saif Rubie (@saifpr) August 22, 2019