- Current Tottenham Hotspur manager Ugo Ehiogu has been hospitalized
- The Nigerian descent was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed during a training session
- CEO of TeamNigeria UK David Doherty has prayed for the player's speedy recovery
Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu has been rushed to hospital after he collapsed at Tottenham training ground. Ehiogu is of Nigerian descent and he is currently Spurs' U-23 coach.
The former Aston Villa player had four caps for England national team scoring just once.
The 44-year-old played 237 times for Villa between 1991 and 2000, scoring 12 times.
He also played for West Brom, Middlesbrough, Leeds United, Sheffield United and Wembley and Scottish side Rangers.
Tottenham has confirmed the sad news in a tweet: “We can confirm that Ugo Ehiogu is currently in hospital after collapsing at our Training Centre earlier today.
“Our Under-23’s coach received immediate treatment on site from our medical staff before being transferred to hospital by ambulance.
“Everyone at the Club sends their best wishes to Ugo and his family. We shall continue to provide updates when we have further information.”
In his reaction, CEO of TeamNigeria UK David Doherty prayed that the player get speedy recovery. "We send our best wishes to Ugo Ehiogu and His family Quick and Speedy recovery UGO," he said.
Also on the local scene, watch the Super Eagles as they prepare for World Cup qualifiers.