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Former Ghana star, Junior Agogo, is dead

Former Black Stars of Ghana player, Junior Agogo died on Thursday in London at the age of 40.

The Ghanaian striker suffered a stroke back in 2015 which left him debilitated just two years after retiring from playing.

According to a number of reports in Ghana, he passed away in London on Thursday morning.

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Agent Saif Rubie tweeted:

“Just heard the news that one of my first clients ever Junior Agogo has passed away. Still can’t believe it. One of my proudest moments in football is seeing him smash the AFCON in Ghana.”

He made his debut for the Black Stars in May 2006 in a friendly against French league side OGC Nice.

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The 40-year old became a local hero after his impressive display with the Black Stars at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which was held in Ghana.

Agogo scored three goals for the Black Stars at the AFCON 2008, helping the team to reach the semi-finals and picking third place in the competition.

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He played for the national team between 2006 and 2009.

He scored 12 goals in 27 caps during the height of his career between 2006 and 2009.

Agogo had stints with Sheffield Wednesday, Chicago Fire, Queens Park Rangers, Bristol Rovers, Nottingham Forest, Zamalek, Apollon Limassol, and Hibernian

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