Tributes have been pouring in for ex-Ghana international, Junior Manuel Agogo, who passed away in a London hospital earlier today.
The former Nottingham Forest and Zamalek striker had been battling stroke since 2015 until his demise on Thursday morning.
He scored 12 goals for Ghana in 27 appearances after he made his debut in 2006.
Former teammate and General captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, took to twitter to post two images of himself and Agogo and said he was “gutted” by the news.
Gutted..Thanks for the memories JUNIOR💔💔💔 R.I.P bro pic.twitter.com/4LtQQ5woyf
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) August 22, 2019
General Secretary of the Confederation of African Football and former Black Stars defender, Anthony Baffoe, posted an image of Agogo with the caption “…Rest well, Junior Agogo.”
May his soul rest in perfect peace -rest well Junior Agogo 🙏🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/cNJZfj7xjp
— Anthony Baffoe (@AnthonyBaffoe) August 22, 2019
His former agent, Saif Rubie, said he couldn’t believe the news.
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 😢😢😢 #rip #ghana
— Saif Rubie (@saifpr) August 22, 2019
The Ministry of Youth and Sports said Agogo “will be fondly remembered for the memories”.
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! pic.twitter.com/d6KN5QXbyS
— Min. of Youth & Sports GH (@MOYSGh) August 22, 2019
The Ghana Football Association is saddened by news of the sudden demise of ex-Ghana star Junior Agogo. On behalf of the Ghanaian football fraternity, we extend our sincere condolences to the family of our Black Star, Junior Agogo. May his soul Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/cRgskOyuC3
— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) August 22, 2019
Thanks for the memories.
— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) August 22, 2019
FIFA sent out thoughts too.
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) August 22, 2019
Junior Agogo from the heartbreak💔of watching him on BBC's Speechless to today's sad news at 40.
What a journey! full of unforgettable memories in the colours of Barnet, Bristol Rovers and Nottingham Forest.
The brightest Black Star at AFCON 2008 on home soil.
Thank You! pic.twitter.com/Y1dAxWZu2q
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) August 22, 2019
His former clubs joined in with praises for their former forward, with Nottingham Forest tweeting they were “saddened” by the news and Sheffield Wednesday sending thoughts to Agogo’s family.
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
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