Cheick Tiote: Dies after collapsing in training

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Check Tiote former Newcastle United midfielder Dies after collapsing in training in China

The former midfielder and Ivory Coast star who made 150 appearances in 7 years and three in the 2016/2017 season joined the Chinese second tier side Beijing Enterprises back In February.

“It is with deep sadness I confirm that Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training,” said spokesman Emanuele Palladino.

“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.”

The news has shocked the sporting world across the globe.

Cheick is remembered by a lot of sporting fans when back In February 2011, he scored a memorable goal as Newcastle United came back from 4-0 down to draw with Arsenal in the Premier League.

Newcastle’s response to the tragic news: “We are devastated to have learnt of the tragic passing of Cheick Tiote at the age of just 30.”

Here is a video showing the stunning goal he scored agains arsenal. May he rest in peace.