The Ministry of Youth and Sports and Professional Footballers Association of Ghana have have paid tribute to Junior Agogo following his death at the age of 40.
The Ex-Black Stars striker reportedly died in the early hours of Thursday morning in London.
He will be remembered fondly for his contributions at 2008 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil where he scored three goals in six outings as the Black Stars settled for a third-place.
Agogo’s life would change dramatically in 2015, however, suffering a debilitating stroke while out jogging with his dog in a London park.
He was featured in the BBC Four documentary ‘Speechless’ which chronicled his battle, along with others, with aphasia – the impairment of language that affects the ability to speak or comprehend speech and the ability to read and write.
“You epitomized a phrase in our national anthem ‘Bold to defend’ and as it were, the privilege and the pride to represent your country with the @ghanafaofficial Black Stars.
Indeed, you will be fondly remembered for the memories
RIP Junior Agogo!” the Sports Ministry paid tribute in a statement.
“May your soul rest in peace, Junior Agogo. For the joy, the happiness and the smiles you brought to millions of Ghanaians, you will always be in our heart. Rest Well” PFAG also took to Twitter to join in the mourning.
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