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SO SAD!! Popular African Footballer, Tiote’s Corpse Arrives Abidjan, Papiss Cisse, Wilfred Bony, Former Coach In Attendance!! (More Photos)

Cheick Tiote’s body has been flown back to the Ivory Coast and a private funeral for the former Newcastle midfielder will take place in his homeland.

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Hundreds of people gathered at Abidjan’s International Airport to receive Tiote’s body on Thursday including former team-mates Kolo Toure, Wilfried Bony, Gervinho, Siake Tiene and his former coach Herve Renard.

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Bony was among the players who helped carry the coffin out of the airport.

Tiote tragically passed away after he collapsed during a training session with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises.

A memorial service was held in the Chinese capital on Tuesday which was attended by family, friends and former team-mates.


Former Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse fought back the tears as he spoke about his friend and Tiote’s Beijing Enterprises team-mates also paid their respects.



Written by How Africa

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