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Ivorian Footballer Cheick Tiote is Dead

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Cheick Tiote

Ivorian defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote is dead. The former Newcastle player died on Monday, June 5, 2017 after he collapsed while training with his team members in Beijing.

According to UK Mirror, his agent Emanuele Palladino confirmed the news on Monday afternoon, saying: “I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote passed away today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises.”

The 30-year old started his pro-football career in Belgium side Anderlecht, and then moved on to FC Twente in the Netherlands before joining English side Newcastle in 2010.

He moved to Chinese club Beijing Enterprises in February this year.

Photo Credit: Newcastle United FC

12 Comments

  1. A Real Nigerian

    June 5, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Oh my god

  2. Kbear

    June 5, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    oma shey oo…Sun re o.

  3. survivor

    June 5, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Oh my God!! RIP to him! Great loss to his family n Ivory coast..

  4. Naina

    June 5, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    OMG….. TIOTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    Oh My God.
    This is shocking.
    Goddddddddddddddddd.
    I can’t believe it.
    I was a fan
    Rest in Peace.
    Jesus Christ my Lord

  5. Nene

    June 5, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Wow!

  6. Nene

    June 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I wonder how Muslim sportsmen are able to play during Ramadan

    • Anon

      June 5, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Some of them do not fast a day before and on the day of a match. They make it up later.

      Ozil postponed fasting during Euro 2016 and generally, he does not fast when he’s playing.

      Some of those who fast are taken off during the 1st half/after 45 minutes. At Inter, Mourinho did this to Muntari and he was livid.

      Some hard ones – Kanoute and Kolo.T – they go the whole hog. Fast and play a full match. They eat slow release energy foods and take a lot of fluids for breakfast. The problem is post-match recovery.

  7. Bee

    June 5, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    This is so sad RIP tiote

  8. Anon

    June 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Extremely sad!

  9. Carina

    June 5, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Heartbreaking.

  10. June

    June 6, 2017 at 1:02 am

    So sad. May he Rest In Peace . In recent years, a number of young footballers die suddenly. What is going on health wise ???? It baffles me.

  11. Lliki

    June 6, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    May His soul rest in peace.

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