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Tuesday, 6 June 2017


The football community has been thrown into mourning with news of the death of former Newcastle and Ivory Coast midfielder, Cheick Tiote. 

According to Marca,  Tiote collapsed and died at the age of 30 in training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises yesterday  Monday 5th of June, 2017, his agent said on Monday.

Tiote, who made more than 150 appearances in seven seasons at Newcastle, was an African Nations Cup winner with the Ivorians in 2015, although he missed the final through injury, and he also played in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

"It is with deep sadness that I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises," agent Emanuele Palladino told Sky Sports.

"We cannot say any more at the moment and we request that his family's privacy be respected at this difficult time. We ask for all your prayers."

There has not been any comment from his current club but Newcastle issued a statement on their website.

"We are devastated to have learnt of the tragic passing of Cheick Tiote at the age of just 30," the newly promoted Premier League club said.

Tiote his fondly remembered for his goal against Arsenal in February 2011 in Arsenal's 4-4 draw with Newcastle United. 

May God console the family of Tiote and grant his soul eternal rest.

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