Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote dies in training
Cheick Tiote, a former Newcastle and Ivory Coast midfielder, has died after collapsing in training with a Chinese team. He was 30.
Tiote joined Bejiing Enterprises this year. Agent Emanuele Palladino announced ”with deep sadness” that Tiote had died.
Our sincere condolences to the family, friends & team-mates of Cheick Tiote, who passed away today in China, aged just 30. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/uqOV3oocIg
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) June 5, 2017
Palladino says, ”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.”
Very devastating news, our thoughts and prayers goes out to his family and friends. RIP Tiote, you will always remain in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/28SfyqyZiU
— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 5, 2017