Manuel Junior Agogo, a famous ex-striker of Ghana Black Stars has been reported dead at age 40.
The deceased’s fame heightened during the 2008 African Cup of Nations tournament which was hosted by Ghana. He was born in Ghana but spent most of his childhood in the UK. He then moved back to Ghana during his years in secondary school. He began his youth career at Sheffield Wednesday in 1995, moving up to the senior squad in 1997.
He played for fifteen different clubs over the next fifteen years, before retiring from professional football in 2012. He spent most of his playing career in England, with additional spells in the USA, Egypt, Cyprus and Scotland. His longest spell was at Bristol Rovers (2003–06), where he made 140 appearances before moving to Nottingham Forest.
Since the announcement of his demise, some Twitter users have taken to Twitter to express their commiserations.
Below are a number of tweets in this regard:
Rest well Junior Agogo. He was a sensation and his life is a lesson for all. The only thing in life with the shortest time is life itself. Time no dey Chale. pic.twitter.com/yINw9F7mbn
— Francis Abban (Luke 1:37) (@francis_abban) August 22, 2019
May his soul rest in perfect peace -rest well Junior Agogo 🙏🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/cNJZfj7xjp
— Anthony Baffoe (@AnthonyBaffoe) August 22, 2019
Sheffield Wednesday are saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Junior Agogo.
Our thoughts are with Junior's family and friends at this very difficult time. RIP pic.twitter.com/4AHHSuPw8M
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) August 22, 2019
Junior Agogo from the heartbreak💔of watching him on BBC's Speechless to today's sad news at 40.
What a journey! full of unforgettable memories in the colours of Barnet, Bristol Rovers and Nottingham Forest.
The brightest Black Star at AFCON 2008 on home soil.
Thank You! pic.twitter.com/Y1dAxWZu2q
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) August 22, 2019
Those days ladies join the men to jubilate after Ghana wins a match. It was days of Agogo, Essien, Stephen Appiah.
— Veep's 🇬🇭 Wife (@BeautyHalimat) August 22, 2019
"Now nobody gets in touch with me." – Junior Agogo on his sick bed.
After his demise, lots of messages from these same people are pouring in.
— 🌹Anaesthetist❤️Ba🙈RJ💋 (@KingOfPlayboys7) August 22, 2019
— Christopher Rooney (@weallhaterams) August 22, 2019
Oh chale! RIP Junior Agogo!
— Jessica OS (@jessicacitifm) August 22, 2019
Thanks for the memories.
— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) August 22, 2019