Monday, 5 June 2017

Former Newcastle & Ivory Coast Midfielder, Cheick Tiote Dies After Collapsing During Training

Former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has died aged 30 after collapsing during training in China.

He joined Chinese club Beijing Enterprises from Newcastle in February.

"It is with deep sadness I confirm that Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training," said spokesman Emanuele Palladino.

"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."

Born in the Ivory Coast, Tiote was part of the Ivorian squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

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