Junior Agogo of Black Stars is dead

Ex-Ghana striker and 2008 Africa Cup of Nations poster boy Junior Agogo is reported dead at age 40, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively report.

The leading football website can confirm that the former Zamalek player passed in London on Thursday morning.

Agogo was hospitalized in 2015 after suffering stroke which debilitated him.

He was remembered for his eye-catching performances for the Black Stars during the 2008 Nations Cup on home soil.

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.

Agogo, according to Ghanasoccernet.com died in London in the early hours of this morning at the prime age of 40.

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There has been no confirmation from family sources and no official detail as to what caused his death.

But it 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.

Ghanaweb.com has sampled some of the tributes shared on various social media handles.

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