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22 Aug 2019
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Former Ghana striker, Junior Agogo has died at the age of 40.

Agogo began his football career in England at Sheffield Wednesday in 1995.

He was part of the the Ghana squad that went to the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations which was hosted by Ghana.

He scored the goal that dumped Nigeria out of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in the quarter finals.

He scored 12 goals in 27 appearance for Ghana.

He had spells in the United States, Cyprus, Scotland and Egypt but finished his career in Hibernian in 2012.

Agogo scored a total of 143 goals during his professional football career.

When he retired, he opened his own small group and personal fitness training business.

Agogo suffered a stroke in 2015 and struggled with his speech afterwards, telling a BBC Four documentary in 2017 he felt anxious about his language.

By Ayodele Emaye

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