Spurs U23 coach Ugo Ehiogu has passed on at the age of 44
Tottenham Hotspur Coach passes on
By Zachary Oguda | Fri 21 Apr, 2017 13:58

English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs, home to Kenyan International Victor Wanyama, is mourning the death of their Under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu who passed on in the early hours of Friday 21 April at the age of 44.

The former England international collapsed at the club's training centre on Thursday 20 April and received treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest before being transferred to hospital.

Tottenham announced via a statement on their official portal: "It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu, our Under-23 coach," Spurs said.

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Ehiogu made over 200 appearances for Aston Villa between 1991 and 2000 and then spent seven years at Middlesbrough. He won the League Cup with Villa in 1994 and 1996, and also with Boro in 2004.

The centre-back also played for West Brom, Leeds, Rangers and Sheffield United, before retiring in 2009. He began coaching at Tottenham in 2014. He leaves behind his wife Gemma, whom he married in 2005, and a son, Obi Jackson and daughter, Jodie.   

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Champions League

In other news across Europe, Champions League holder Real Madrid will have a date with rivals Atletico Madrid in the semifinals of this years competition in what will be a repeat of last year's final.

French side Monaco, who eliminated Germany opposition Borrusia Dortmund will take on Italian club Juventus in the other last-four tie.

The first legs will be played on 2 and 3 May, with the return legs taking place the following week.

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Zachary Oguda

Twitter: @zaxoguda

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