Breaking: Former Newcastle and Ivory Coast midfielder, Cheick Tioté dies after collapsing in training ground in China
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 5, 2017
Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tioté has passed away at the age of 30 after collapsing in training with Beijing Enterprises in China early this morning.
The Ivorian joined the Chinese club in January after seven years at Newscastle playing 11 games before his death.
Craig Hope of the Mail and former Newcastle teammate and fellow Chinese import Demba Ba took to Twitter to express their sadness over the loss of Tiote.