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Celebrated Ghanaian Football Player Junior Agogo Has Passed Away

The former striker who played for Ghana and several English clubs was 40 years old.

Junior Agogo, the former striker who played for several English clubs as well as for Ghana's international team, has suddenly passed away, CNN reports.

Agogo's career as a striker is most associated with his time with Nottingham Forrest, Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol Rovers, with stints in Cyprus, Scotland and the U.S.


He unfortunately suffered a stroke in 2015 and struggled with his speech since then. Sky Sports adds this occurred just 3 years after his final professional football game for Scotland's Hibernian club.

Agogo also played 27 times for Ghana where he scored 11 goals. He had a notable moment in 2008 leading the Black Stars to the semifinals in 2008's Africa Cup of Nations with his winning goal against Nigeria. They then lost to Cameroon in the next game, but won third place against Côte d'Ivoire 4 to 2.

The celebrated footballer was 40 years old.

Fans and Agogo's former clubs have been expressing their condolences on social media. Here are a few messages below.







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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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