Sport Tiote funeral held in Ivory Coast

09:05  19 june  2017
09:05  19 june  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Tiote funeral held in Ivory Coast

  Tiote funeral held in Ivory Coast Cheick Tiote was laid to rest in the Ivory Coast on Sunday following his sudden death in China earlier this month.  Former Newcastle midfielder Tiote moved to China in February to play for second division side Beijing Enterprises and was training with his club when he collapsed and passed away after emergency treatment at the age of 30.Tiote, a 52-time capped Ivory Coast international who featured at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, was honoured with a military funeral at the Williamsville cemetery in Abidjan where hundreds of people gathered to mourn.

Cheick Tiote 's body has arrived back in Ivory Coast Tiote was just 30 at the time of his death and the football world has since united to pay tribute. A private funeral will be held soon for close friends and family. A memorial service has already been held in Beijing.

Tiote , a 52-time capped Ivory Coast international who featured at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, was honoured with a military funeral at the Williamsville cemetery in Abidjan where hundreds of people gathered to mourn. Tiote funeral held in Ivory Coast . 7.

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Watch: Mourners pay last respects to Ivorian player Cheick Tiote (Provided by Reuters)

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Cheick Tiote ’s body has been flown back to Ivory Coast where a private funeral for the Beijing Enterprises midfielder will take place. On Tuesday there was a memorial service held in the Chinese capital, attended by family, friends and former team-mates.

Cheick Tiote 's body has arrived back in Ivory Coast Tiote was just 30 at the time of his death and the football world has since united to pay tribute. A private funeral will be held soon for close friends and family. A memorial service has already been held in Beijing.

Getty © Provided by Sky Sports Getty Cheick Tiote was laid to rest in the Ivory Coast on Sunday following his sudden death in China earlier this month. 

Former Newcastle midfielder Tiote moved to China in February to play for second division side Beijing Enterprises and was training with his club when he collapsed and passed away after emergency treatment at the age of 30.

Tiote, a 52-time capped Ivory Coast international who featured at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, was honoured with a military funeral at the Williamsville cemetery in Abidjan where hundreds of people gathered to mourn.

Getty © Provided by Sky Sports Getty Full military honours were bestowed on Tiote at the funeral service, which was attended by prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly as well as several members of the government, Ivorian football federation officials and players.

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Former Ivory Coast team-mates of Cheick Tiote have attended his funeral service in the country's capital of Abidjan. After a memorial service was held in Beijing earlier this week his body was flown back to Ivory Coast ahead of Sunday's funeral .

Cheick Tiote ’s body has arrived back in Ivory Coast . Tiote was just 30 at the time of his death and the football world has since united to pay tribute. A private funeral will be held soon for close friends and family.

 Tiote's coffin was draped in the country's orange, white and green national flag before being taken to a mosque in the upmarket district of Riviera Golf where prayers were held.

"It's a huge loss for Ivorian and African football," said former national team goalkeeper Boubacar Barry, who played with Tiote in the victorious 2015 Africa Cup of Nations side.

" Getty © Provided by Sky Sports Getty It's a big loss because he was such a warrior on the pitch. On behalf of all the footballers here, I present my condolences to his family and his friends. Thank you Tiote, thank you."

Tiote began his European club career with Belgian outfit Anderlecht and had a loan spell at Roda JC Kerkrade before moving to FC Twente in 2008.

He signed for Newcastle in 2010 and made 156 appearances for the club, becoming a firm favourite with fans over his six years in England.

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