World Football Stars have paid tribute to Former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote who died of a heart attack during training in China.
Both players and coaches have expressed their shock over the death of the young player who died on Monday June 5 after collapsing during a morning session.
Other internationals including Ghanaian players like Asamoah Gyan, Sulley Muntari, Michael Essien, Jonathan Mensah, and Christian Atsu have all tweeted in memory of the departed Ivorian.
The former Newcastle United and Anderlecht midfielder died aged 30.
Born in the Ivory Coast, Tiote was part of the Ivorian squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
He began his professional career in Belgium with Anderlecht in 2005 before moving to Dutch side FC Twente, and later joined Newcastle after a successful season in Holland.
Here today,gone tomorrow Rest In Peace Cheick Tiote my condolence to his family and friends.
Rest In Peace Cheick Tioté, shocking and devastating news today.
Rest in peace, Cheick Tiote. My family prays for your family.
My prayers are with the Family nd freinds of Cheick Tiote!! May his soul Rest In Peace
I’m devastated and saddened by the death of my bro Cheick Tiote . May Allah grant you Jannah… https://www.instagram.com/p/BU9xT43g9x2/
Shocked to hear the news that former
@NUFC midfielder Cheick Tiote has passed away.. thoughts & prayers with his family & friends!
Awful news, so sorry to hear about Cheick Tioté, my thoughts are with his family and friends
Completely devastated and saddened by the death of cheick tiote…why now Bro…Rest Well