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EXCLUSIVE: Riverside to pay tribute to Ugo Ehiogu


3:12pm 21st April 2017
(Updated 4:28pm 21st April 2017)

Tributes have been pouring in for former football Ugo Ehiogu.

Ehiogu died in the early hours of this morning at the age of 44, after suffering a cardiac arrest whilst coaching yesterday afternoon.

We can exclusively reveal that the game between Sunderland and Middlesbrough at the Riverside next Wednesday will begin with a 1 minute applause for the former England, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender.

Louise Wanless, Head of Communications at Sunderland AFC, was the Media Officer at Middlesbrough when Ehiogu was playing on Teesside.

She spoke to the News Team at Sun FM and paid her own tribute.

Louise tells us that the former footballer's passing has affected many on Wearside:


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