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Sports News of Friday, 23 August 2019


Junior Agogo was planning to visit Ghana next week - Stephen Appiah reveals

Appiah played with Agogo in the Black Stars Appiah played with Agogo in the Black Stars

Former captain of the Black Stars Stephen Appiah has recounted fond moments he had together with departed Black Stars striker Manuel Junior Agogo.

According to the former captain, they were shocked to the marrow when they heard about the sudden death of the former Nottingham Forest striker.

Appiah says when the news broke in the early hours of the day, he called Agogo’s brother in Accra who confirmed the sad news.

Speaking on Asempa Fm Tornado said Agogo’s favourite song was a funky tune titled fish go deep the cure and cause.

“When Ghana played Ivory coast in the 2008 third place game we went to Fiesta Royal and after that we went to a club at Labone called Monte Carlo.”

“When he came to the club everyone was caught in awe of Agogo and everything was a standstill”

“In Italian they call Emmanuel Manu so I used to affectionately call him Manu Manu"

"I have been talking to him and he promised to visit Ghana next week so I was surprised to hear of his death"

“All the players in camp at the 2008 Afcon used to love Agogo because he was a likeable man”he said.

He advised Ghanaians that death is inevitable and could come anytime so everyone should be prepared for it as it can come unannounced.

Appiah who now serves as a technical coordinator for the Black Stars says that Manuel Agogo had a short stint with the national team but was hugely popular and likeable.