Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote passes away


Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has died at the age of just 30 after collapsing during a training session in China.
Tiote joined Chinese second division side Bejiing Enterprises in February after almost seven years on Tyneside.
He collapsed during training on Monday and was taken to hospital, but it has since been confirmed that he passed away.
Tiote had amassed 52 caps for Ivory Coast and had won the Eredivisie title with FC Twente before joining Newcastle.
Tiote agent Emanuele Palladino said on Monday: “I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away today.”
His former Newcastle teammate Demba Ba tweeted: ‘may Allah gives grant you jannah (paradise) brother Tiote.’

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