Ugo Ehiogu, Nigerian Born Star Defender, Dies

Nigerian-born British former football player, [ctt template=”7″ link=”L5gjR” via=”no” ]Ugo Ehiogu, is dead.  Aged 44, Ugo died today after failing to recover from the cardiac arrest he suffered at Tottenham  Hotspur’s  training ground.[/ctt] He was, until his death, Tottenham Hotspur’s U-23 team coach. A statement by Tottenham Hotspur reveals  that “Ugo received immediate treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Training Centre yesterday before being

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Ugo Ehiogu

transferred to hospital, where he passed away in the early hours of this morning.” A former England international, with limited appearances though, Ehiogu played professional football for Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, among others. He was described by Bryan Robson, a British coach as “such a good, strong  defender and a fitness fanatic.” His Tottenham Hotspur side was due to face their Manchester United counterparts on Monday at Old Trafford but the fixture has now been postponed, out of respect for the player.

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