Ehiogu contribution to be permanently honoured

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According to ESPN Our former U23’s coach, the late Ugo Ehiogu is to have his contribution to the game as an “excellent role model” acknowledged at the Football Black List celebration evening in London on Wednesday.

The former Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and England defender sadly died in April after suffering a heart attack on the field at Hotspur Way training centre.

Ugo was just 44, and his death was a huge shock to his many friends in football and came only a few weeks after he was given a One to Watch prize at the last Football Black List event in March

However as a lastinh tribute, the article says the One to Watch category will now be named after him and his family will be present at the celebration to hand out awards.

It adds that Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore said in a statement: “Ugo made a significant contribution to the Premier League.

“He was as an outstanding footballer for Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and other clubs and more recently a highly regarded academy coach at Tottenham Hotspur.

“In Ugo, the young players at Spurs had an excellent role model. While he is best known for his stellar football career, Ugo was a great person who used his profile to support charities and inspire positive change in the sport and beyond.”

A terrific tribute to a gentleman cut down in his prime. Well deserved. RIP Ugo

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