Cheick Tiote: Ivory Coast midfielder's body flown back home

Cheick Tiote: Ivory Coast midfielder's body flown back home”

Around a thousand fans and some twenty global teammates were present at Abidjan airport on Thursday to pay their respects as the body of football star Cheick Tiote, who died in China earlier this month aged 30, was brought home.

The 30-year-old, who joined the second-tier Chinese side in February after seven years at England's Newcastle United, collapsed during training and died in hospital last week.

On Thursday, June 15, his body arrived his home country where he will be finally laid to rest. "Words can not explain the depths of my sadness", said Manchester City striker Bony.

Bony wore a t-shirt which had Tiote's face on it.

Hundreds of people, including former Elephants coach Herve Renard, were at Abidjan's worldwide airport to receive Tiote's body on Thursday.

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

He was an African Nations Cup victor with the Ivory Coast in 2015 although he missed the final through injury, and he played in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

Toure described the former Newcastle United midfielder as "a great player, a warrior" and said he was "shocked" by his death.

Tiote signed for Newcastle in 2010 and made 156 appearances for the club, becoming a firm favourite with fans.

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