44-year old Nigerian Under-23 Tottenham Hotspur coach, Ugo Ehiogu, who collapsed while training at the club’s pitch on Thursday, April 20, is dead.
The British-born former England defender of Nigerian descent had gotten some treatment from the club’s on site medical team before being rushed to the hospital.
Unfortunately, the football star gave up the ghost in the early hours of the following day, Friday, April 21.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was one of those who rushed to the Academy pitches in shock upon hearing of Ugo Ehiogu’s collapse before he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
The club announced Ugo’s demise saying “It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu, our Under-23 coach. Ugo received immediate treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Training Center yesterday before being transferred to hospital, where he passed away in the early hours of the morning.”
Ugo Ehiogu, who had made more than 200 appearances in a period of 9 years with Aston Villa, had been with Tottenham since 2014.
Aston Villa reacted to Ugo Ehiogu’s death with a tweet that says “We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former defender Ugo Ehiogu. Our thoughts are with his family at this terribly sad time.”
Tributes continue to pour in for the late Ugo Ehiogu from all over the world. May his soul rest in perfect peace.