Ghana’s former striker Manuel Junior Agogo, died this morning in London after battling with stroke and speech defect.
Watch his documentary with BBC on his speech defect https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x728pe8
The legend was born in 1st August 1979 in Ghana but spent most of his childhood in UK but later moved to Ghana during his Secondary school.
He is an old student of St Augustines College (APSU) in Cape Coast, Ghana.
He began his youth career at Sheffield Wednesday in 1995 and joined the senior squad in 1995.
He played professionally for the Ghana national team from 2006-2009 with Stephen Appiah, Asamoah Gyan, Sulley Muntari, John Mensah, Laryea Kingston, Richard Kingston, John Panstil, Dede Ayew, Haminu Dramani, Michael Essien, Owusu Abeyie, Eric Addo, Hans Adu Sarpei, Kwadwo Asamoah.
Junior Agogo was popularly known for his late goal against Nigeria in the 2008 Africa cup of Nation’s quarter finals. And he won a bronze for Ghana.
He played for the following clubs;
Sheffield, Wednesday ,Zamalek, Nottingham Forest, Queens Park
He also played for England national team , England National Game XI in 2003.
🇬🇭 27 caps
⚽️ 12 goals
🏟️ 15 clubs played
🎽 350 club appearances
⚽ 113 goals
On 29th January 2015, Junior Agogo was hospitalised after suffering from stroke and struggling with his speech. He expressed anxiety at his speech defect and died in London on 22nd August 2019 at age 40.