A former player of the senior national football team, Richard Kingson was popularly known as “Olele” has reached out to his former teammate, Junior Agogo and apologized on his own behalf and that of other teammates for neglecting him.
Speaking in an interview, the former safe pair of hands for the national team said he only learned about Agogo’s illness recently after he read it in the news. He went on to add that he was very good friends with Agogo during their time in the national team.
The former goalie, however, indicated that he had lost contact with the player for some time which led to the break in communication.
He took the opportunity to render an unqualified apology on his own behalf and on behalf of his other teammates who had not reached out to check up on the player during his difficult times.
He said that it was probable that the former player would feel betrayed by his friends who were in the national team with him.
It was purported that after Agogo’s illness which got him bedridden, he was ‘neglected’ by some of his teammates; an assertion Richard Kingston agreed to and revealed how it could make him (Agogo) feel.
He went on to reveal that some of the players were always in touch with the player.
He, therefore, apologized to the former Ghanaian international striker on behalf of the teammates who had not reached out to the player. The former Wigan Athletic and Blackpool shot-stopper went on to counsel Agogo to forge on and get better by overcoming the sickness.
It is reported that Junior Agogo had suffered a stroke some 2 years ago after his retirement from football. The 38-year old footballer is believed to have suffered a stroke and it has caused a condition known as Aphasia.