Former Ghana International Junior Agogo dies at 40

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Former Ghana International Junior Agogo dies at 40

Ex-Ghana International Manuel Junior Agogo has died at 40. The forward managed 27 appearances for Ghana where he scored 12 goals.

Junior Agogo died in London early today. Junior Agogo had been hospitalized in 2014 and 2015 after suffering a stroke. He revealed that he was still suffering from the stroke earlier this year.

The veteran striker has played for a host of clubs. He started his football career in 1995 with Sheffield Wednesday and made two appearances for the then premier league club. He was loaned out in the 1999/2000 season to Oldham, Chester City, Chesterfield and Lincoln City.

In 2000 Junior Agogo moved to the United States where he played for three Major League Soccer clubs. The clubs are Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes.

Junior Agogo made his return to England in 2002 and played two games for Queens Park Rangers before moving to Barnet FC.

Between 2003 and 2006, Junior Agogo played for Bristol Rovers where he made 126 appearances for the club.

In 2006 summer, Southend United and Nottingham Forest were interested in signing him. He ended up joining Nottingham Forest.

Junior Agogo at Nottingham Forest

In 2008, Junior Agogo joined Egyptian side Zamalek SC and after a year, he left to join Cyprus club Apollon Limassol. In July 2011, he signed a one year contract with Scottish club Hibernian where he made 14 appearances. In January 2012, the club released him from his contract.

Junior Agogo at Hibernian

Below is a summary of the clubs that Junior Agogo played for:

Years

Team

Appearances

(Goals)

1997–2000

Sheffield Wednesday

2

(0)

1999

Oldham Athletic(loan)

2

(0)

1999

Chester City (loan)

10

(6)

1999

Chesterfield (loan)

4

(0)

1999–2000

Lincoln (loan)

3

(1)

2000

Chicago fire

1

(0)

2000–2001

Colorado Rapids

32

(11)

2001

Colorado Rapids

14

(4)

2002

QPR

2

(0)

2002–2003

Barnet FC

39

(19)

2003–2006

Bristol Rovers

126

(41)

2006–2008

Nottingham Forest

64

(20)

2008–2009

Zamalek

15

(4)

2009–2011

Apollon Limassol

24

(6)

2011–2012

Hibernian

12

(1)

Total

 

350

(113)

May his soul Rest In Eternal Peace.

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Gibson Kerosi is a prolific Kenyan Writer and a Teacher based in Nairobi Kenya. He is a Bachelors of Education (Arts) graduate from The University of Nairobi.

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