Former Black Stars player, Manuel “Junior” Agogo who captured the hearts of Ghanaians during the 2008 African Cup of Nations has opened up after he suffered a stroke five years ago.
According to the former Nottingham Forest and Zamalek striker, he can no longer write with his right hand after suffering a stroke in 2014.
In 2017, Agogo told the BBC Four documentary titled Speechless that he had troubles with speech following the illness which he says has left him lacking confidence and socially isolated.
In a video sighted on the former Black Stars striker’s Instagram handle, it could clearly be seen he had difficulty moving and controlling his right hand.
“It’s (right hand) better but it ain’t like before,” Agogo said in a slurred speech.
Agogo is a Ghanaian former professional footballer who played as a striker. He was born in Ghana but spent most of his childhood in the UK.
He suffered the illness just two years after ending his football career and has been praised for his impressive recovery.