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Football Black List to name award after late Ugo Ehiogu

R.I.P: Ugo Ehiogu

THE FOOTBALL Black List is back, and this year the celebration of black football pioneers will honour Ugo Ehiogu will an award named in his honour.

The former England, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough centre-back died in April, aged 44, after suffering a cardiac arrest.

He will have the 'one to watch' award named after him - the same honour he received from the Football Black List weeks before his death.

Ehiogu's family will attend the event tonight (Nov 8) and present the award.

The evening - co-founded by Leon Mann and The Voice's Rodney Hinds - will celebrate the contributions of people from African and Caribbean backgrounds in football and is supported by the Premier League.

There will also be awards named after former Lincoln City and Macclesfield manager Keith Alexander, who died aged 53 in 2010.

Co-founder Leon Mann said: "Ugo is sorely missed by so many and we felt it was appropriate to name an award category after him to ensure that he remains with us at every Football Black List celebration."

Ehiogu was working as Tottenham's Under-23 coach at the time of his death.

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