The world of African football stood together in mourning on Monday in gentle of the tragic information that Cote d’Ivoire midfielder Cheick Tiote had passed away in China.
The Confederation of African soccer (CAF), The Nigeria soccer Federation (NFF) joined the rest of African soccer stars who took to their twitter handles and Instagram to grieve the passing of the Ivorian world.
“Very devastating news, our thoughts and prayers goes out to his domestic and pals. RIP Tiote, you are going to always remain in our hearts, CAF wrote on their twitter handle
relaxation in peace, Cheick Tioté – our condolences are with the Ivorian soccer household, his domestic and pals. #RIPTiote NFF wrote.
Asamoah Gyan : “ completely devastated and saddened with the aid of the loss of life of cheick tiote…why now Bro…rest neatly
#Tiote may just Allah grant him what his closing needs had been: meet His Lord + Jannah ! Amin !
Brothers and sis a number of du’as. @FredrickKanoute wrote
Demba Ba @dembabafoot wrote: I see you in heaven my brother #rip https://www.instagram.com/p
most effective 4 months after joining Beijing firms, the 30-year-old is known to have died after collapsing throughout a coaching session.
Tiote, who was once a countries Cup winner with the Elephants in 2015, represented Anderlecht, Roda JC and FC Twente earlier than joining Newcastle United in 2010.
He spent seven years with the Magpies ahead of moving to the a long way East in February.
Former teammates and opponents alike paid tributes to the tenacious operator, as the arena of African football involves terms with any other important loss.