- The final funeral rites of Junior Agogo has been held
- The funeral came off on Friday, September 20, 2019 in London
- The government of Ghana sent a high-powered delegation to London
Former Black Stars striker Manuel Junior Agogo has finally been laid to rest.
The final funeral rites of the former Black Stars goal poacher came off on Saturday, September 20, 2019 in London.
Agogo was cremated in a private cremation ceremony at St. Mark’s Church, 114 Hamilton Terrace, London NW8 9UT.
A high-powered sent by Ghana government were present to pay their last respect to the former Nothingham Forest star.
Deputy Sports Minister Perry Okudzeto led the delegation which included executives of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana, CAF Deputy General Secretary Tony Baffoe , as well as Sammy Kuffuor and Naa Odofoley both of the GFA Normalization Committee.
Agogo died in a hospital in London on Thursday, August 22, 2019.
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Before his sad death, Agogo was battling stroke for the past five-years.
Agogo was the ‘poster boy’ of Ghana’s 2008 Africa Cup of Nations campaign all because of his footballing skills.
The forward began his career with the Owls, playing three games for the then Premier League side between 1997 and 2000.
He went on to score over 100 career goals, his most notable spell coming with Bristol Rovers, for whom Agogo scored 45 goals in 140 games between 2003 and 2006.
He also helped Nottingham Forest to promotion from League One in 2007/2008, finishing as the club’s top goalscorer as they finished runners-up in the division.
Agogo played 27 times for the Black Stars, scoring 12 goals in the process.
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