Midfielder, Cheick Tiote dies age 30, left wife and unborn baby
A sad day today for football fans as former Newcastle midfield, Cheick Tiote dies after collapses in traning after suffering heart attack.
He dies age 30 and left behind his beloved wife and their unborn baby.
His agent confirmed the death after the news broken out.
It is reported the incident happen during the midfielder’s training for his current Chinese League club Beijing Enterprises.
Cheick Tiote is known for his almost 7 years spell in Newcastle United.
He was a fan favourite for his contribution and effort when he plays.
Although he spend a long time playing for Newcastle, he only scored 1 goal but that only goal will always be remembered by the fans.
That goal was scored against Arsenal during a 4-4 draw and Tiote’s volley at the end of the game secured a dramatic comeback after being 4-0 down.
Alan Pardew pay tribute to Tiote who he managed during his managerial career in Newcastle by describing the Ivory Coast international player as a player that any coach would want in their team
A good friend of Tiote, post a tribute to the player by sharing a Whatsapp conversation they had earlier on the day he died.
Other well known footballers also pay their respect and send condolences to the lovely footballer, man, husband and father.
Mon frère Chiek. Je n’arrive pas à croire que tu es partit. Jamais je ne t’oublierai pic.twitter.com/OXfcHTGOoF
— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) June 5, 2017
No words #cheicktiote
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) June 5, 2017
— Yusuf Abubakar Tumi (@YusufTAbubakar) June 5, 2017
may Allah gives grant you jannah brother Tiote
— Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) June 5, 2017
How I’ll always remember him. As someone you’d want in the trenches alongside you. RIP Cheiky https://t.co/crESQc0mpC
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 5, 2017