Black Stars players deserted me after stroke - Junior Agogo

Black Stars players deserted me after stroke - Junior Agogo

Former Ghana international has told the story of how his colleagues in the Black Stars abandoned him after his stroke.

Manuel Junior Agogo was a household name in Ghana during the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2008. The football showpiece which Ghana hosted saw Agogo make a name for himself in the Black Stars set up.

Black Stars players deserted me after stroke - Junior Agogo

Junior Agogo and his mum

But in 2015, the striker was struck with stroke after retiring from football, this subsequently led to Aphasia, which severely affected his ability to use language.

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In a BBC interview Agogo stated that his former teammates deserted him. “Now nobody gets in touch with me,” the 38-year-old said when he appeared in a BBC Four documentary.

I used to talk with a couple of the boys that I was with in the national team but when the stroke happened, they all said no, because I couldn’t speak,” he added.

Agogo scored 12 goals in 27 matches for the national team between 2006 and 2009.

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Meanwhile, former goalkeeper of the Black Stars, Richard Kingson, has apologised to his former teammate, Junior Manuel Agogo, for neglecting him in the wake of his sickness.

I’ll like to apologise on behalf of some of the players because some of them also talk to him. So those who don’t have the opportunity to talk to him, I will take the opportunity to apologise on their behalf to Junior Agogo and his family that we have neglected him at this point, but all the same, I believe we are in spirit with him so we wish him speedy recovery.

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