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Afobe dedicates goal to Ehiogu after scoring in Bournemouth’s clash with Boro

Date Posted,April 21, 2017

Benik Afobe dedicated his goal in Bournemouth’s clash with Middlesbrough to Benik Afobe.

The former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender died after suffering a cardiac arrest at Spurs’ training ground on Thursday.

Tributes have pouring in this week with football paying its respects this weekend.

A minute’s silence was held before kick-off across all Premier League matches with Ehiogu also set to be remembered at the FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham.

Afobe paid his own personal tribute after doubling Bournemouth’s lead at the Vitality Stadium.

Benik Afobe scores for Bournemouth (Photo: Getty)
Benik Afobe celebrates after scoring (Photo: Getty)
Benik Afobe of Bournemouth celebrates scoring his sides second goal
Afobe celebrates (Photo: Rex Features)

The Cherries striker lifted the black armband from his shirt and kissed it in dedication to Ehiogu.

Joshua King had earlier opened the scoring for Bournemouth.

Bournemouth and Middlesbrough players during a minutes applause (Photo: REUTERS)
Tributes to Ugo Ehiogu on screen at West Ham (Photo: PA)
A tribute to Ugo Ehiogu is seen on a big screen on Wembley Way (Photo: PA)

Meanwhile, Tottenham supporters page Hotspur Edition has urged both Tottenham and Chelsea fans to join in a 44th minute tribute.

A post on Twitter read: “On the 44th minute of the FA Cup semi-final can you please joins Spurs fans in a minute’s applause. To honour a great coach, father and husband. What better place than the national stadium to honour such a great man.”

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