Former Ghana striker Junior Agogo dies, aged 40

August 23 – Former Ghana international striker Junior Agogo has died tragically at the age of 40.

Agogo, who played 27 times for his country and scored 12 goals, represented Nottingham Forest and Bristol Rovers as well as a host of other English teams,  finishing his career at Hibernian in Scotland in 2012 having also had spells in the United States, Cyprus and Egypt.

Agogo is best known for his time at Bristol Rovers where he scored 40 goals in three seasons. He joined Nottingham Forest in 2006 and helped them achieve promotion to the Championship.

Agogo suffered a stroke in 2015, just three years after playing his final game in professional football.

On the international front he will always be remembered for his performances at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations where he scored three goals including a late winner against Nigeria in Accra.

Despite playing alongside big names like Michael Essien and Asamoah Gyan, Agogo was the team’s star man as Ghana finished third.

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