Sources have confirmed the death of once Ghana’s football superstar Manuel "Junior" Agogo after recovering from a stroke.
The popular Ghanaian striker, Junior Agogo suffered a stroke on the 8th of December,2014 which bed rid him for two months.
After a video emerged of him looking fit but complained of not being able to write with his right hand after recovering from the incident in an interview with a male person believed to be a doctor.
To confirm the news, Ghana’s former football player Anthony Baffoe took to his official twitter page to express his grief concerning the death news.
Agogo, 38-year-old, was disgnosed with Aphasia and was been taken care of by his mother.
Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write.Aphasia is due to injury to the brain, especially from a stroke.
In some cases, it makes communications with the patient impossible. It is associated with difficulty to retrieve names of objects and inability to put together sentences.
He was born in Ghana but spent most of his childhood in the UK. He then moved back to Ghana during his years in secondary school. He began his youth career at Sheffield Wednesday in 1995, moving up to the senior squad in 1997. He played for fifteen different clubs over the next fifteen years, before retiring from professional football in 2012. He spent most of his playing career in England, with additional spells in the USA, Egypt, Cyprus and Scotland.
His longest spell was at Bristol Rovers (2003–06), where he made 140 appearances before moving to Nottingham Forest. Agogo played on the Ghana between 2006 and 2009. His three goals in the final stages of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations helped Ghana to a third-place finish, adding to the three club honours he earned during his career.
Agogo scored a total of 143 goals during his professional football career. After retiring, he opened his own small group and personal fitness training business.
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