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Egyptian giants Zamalek have received a letter from FIFA ordering the club to pay the remaining unpaid wages of their former player Junior Agogo.
The former Ghanaian International joined Zamalek from English club Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2008, when the club was chaired by Mamdouh Abbas
However, only nine months after joining Zamalek, the Ghanaian striker terminated his three-year contract with the White Castle due to unpaid dues, which forced him to file a complaint against Zamalek.
Zamalek said that they received a letter from FIFA ordering them to pay $450,000; the amount of Agogo’s remaining wages.
It worth mentioning that Zamalek president Mortad Mansour previously said that he paid 250,000 Dollars of Agogo’s dues, attacking Abbas for being responsible for the transfer.
Agogo’s International career:
In May 2006 Agogo was called up by Ghana for a friendly against French league side OGC Nice.However, he was not included in the final Ghanaian World Cup squad. He was recalled to the Ghana squad for an East Asia tour in which he faced Japan and South Korea.
On 14 November 2006, Agogo scored his first goal for Ghana, the equaliser in a friendly against Australia; the game finished 1–1. He also scored the third goal in Ghana’s 4–1 victory over Nigeria, played at Brentford’s Griffin Park.
Agogo was called up to the Ghana squad for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. He played in the first game of the cup against Guinea, hitting the post with a header in the 20th minute and helping Ghana to a 2–1 victory. He then scored in the following game against Namibia, tapping home Michael Essien‘s cross for the only goal of the game.
Agogo then netted another goal, the winner in the quarter final against Nigeria. Ghana missed out on the final, however, and had to settle for a third-place play-off against the Côte d’Ivoire, in which he scored again in a 4–2 victory. Alongside Sulley Muntari he was Ghana’s top scorer in the competition, and the 5th highest scorer overall.
In total, Agogo scored 12 goals in 27 matches for the national team between 2006 and 2009.[