Former Ghana International and Nottingham Forest forward, Junior Agogo has been reported dead in a London hospital at age 40.
Although the cause of the Ghana talisman remains unknown, the 40 year old suffered from a stroke in 2015 and had to battle public stigma through his recovery.
The late Agogo had several stints across the US, England and Egypt with his last competitive outing coming in Hibernian back in 2012.
Junior Agogo was a standout player for Ghana at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations which was hosted by the West African country where he scored three goals in six outings as the Black Stars hung on to a third-place finish.
He would be widely remembered for rescuing a match for the Black Stars of Ghana against their arch rivals Nigeria in the continental competition with Ghana running out 2-1 winners over Nigeria.
Agogo made his international debut for the Ghana in 2006 before going on to score 12 goals in 27 international appearances.
Prior to his death, Agogo who also featured for Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol Rovers went into the fitness training business in England.
According to a report by the Mirror UK, the former Ghana International said he still couldn’t use his right hand to write since he was hit by a stroke for a period spanning four years.
He had been hospitalized since 2015 when he suffered a stroke till he gave up the ghost in the way hours of Thursday.
He reportedly suffered the illness only two years after he had drawn down the curtain on his footballing career, with his death plunging African football into a state of mourning.
In a viral video, the Black Stars former talisman said he had difficulty in controlling and moving his right hand suggesting that he wasn’t recovering well.
“It’s (right hand) better but it ain’t like before,” Agogo said in a slurred speech.