The football world was dealt a huge blow on a Thursday, after the news of the passing of Ex-Ghana international Junior Agogo.
The former Nottingham Forest and Zamalek striker had had serious health challenges since suffering a stroke back in 2015.
A number of his former clubs including Nottingham Forrest and Zamalek, who he had a long drawn out compensation saga, up until last summer when the club finally settled his $450,000 wage arrears, have offered their condolences to the players family following the tragic news.
Our Former player Junior Agogo has died at the age of 40, RIP! ⚫️👋🏼 pic.twitter.com/Km0ph6PCe6
— Zamalek SC (@ZSCOfficial) August 22, 2019
Sheffield Wednesday, the club he started his playing career with, said they were ‘saddened’ by the news of his death.
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
Another of Agogo’s former sides, Nottingham Forrest, where he scored 20 goals in 60 appearances between 2006-2008, also offered their condolences to the family of the player.
“The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Junior’s family and friends at this sad time,” they said in a tweet.
Rest in peace, Junior ❤️
#NFFC are saddened to learn that former striker Junior Agogo has passed away.
The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Junior’s family and friends at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/0t8wlpnEW1
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 22, 2019
Sad news that Junior Agogo has passed away at the age of 40. The former Forest forward had some great battles with the Alex defences down the years! Rip..🕯#crewealex pic.twitter.com/z04BRuCRw2
— Crewe Alexandra F.C. (@crewealexfc) August 22, 2019
💙 RIP Junior Agogo.
A Gas legend, scoring 41 goals in 126 appearances.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. pic.twitter.com/iz7SyQCNiP
— Bristol Rovers (@Official_BRFC) August 22, 2019