Goodbye to Cheick Tiote: Memorial held in Beijing,China - See photos












A memorial service held at China's club Beijing Enterprises, for former Newcastle United player Cheick Tiote, who died last Monday.

The 30-year-old midfielder, collapsed and died during training for Chinese second division side Beijing Enterprises last week and died after being rushed for treatment.

A statement said: "Tiote's family will be there with his team-mates past and present. On Wednesday, Cheick will be flown back home to the Ivory Coast."


Tiote's Ivory Coast team-mate Gervinho and former Newcastle United colleague Papiss Cisse- both of whom are currently at clubs in China were present at the service. With emotional tears and sadness on the face of team- mates [photos].







7 years at Newcastle the Ivory Coast midfielder  played atleast 150 games. May his soul rest in peace

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