Bristol Rovers to honour Junior Agogo
Bristol City will hold a minute’s applause in honour of former striker Junior Agogo ahead of their League One clash with Oxford United on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
The former Ghana international died on Thursday in London aged 40.
Agogo played for the Gas between 2003 and 2006, scoring 41 goals in 126 appearances.
In a statement on the club’s website, Bristol Rovers expressed sadness at the news of the passing of a player. “Bristol Rovers Football Club are sad to hear news of the death of former Rovers striker Junior Agogo.”
They announced plans to pay respects to the former player with a tribute on the big screen before their game against Oxford United as well as a minute’s applause before kick-off.
“In an effort to pay respects to Agogo, who was a prolific goalscorer in his time as a Gashead, scoring 41 times in 126 games, the club plans to pay tribute to the Ghanaian international on Saturday 24th August.”
“Furthermore, the club will also hold a minute’s applause before kick-off, when the players are all out on the field. We ask all supporters to observe this minute’s applause and take this time to remember their fondest memories of a Rovers legend.”
“Finally, his death will be acknowledged in our programme for the Brighton Hove & Albion game, whilst a full tribute will be included for the game against Accrington Stanley.”
One of Agogo’s best-remembered performances for Rovers came in October 2004 against Yeovil Town at the Memorial Stadium.
The Gas were trailing 2-0 and were down to nine men after having Dave Savage and Steve Elliott sent off.
But they fought back to claim a thrilling draw, thanks mainly to an outstanding performance from Agogo.
The Rovers striker set up James Hunt to make it 2-1 and then scored a dramatic equaliser himself to rescue a point for his side.