23rd September 2017
Cheick Tiote Family Fly to China to Discover Cause of his Sudden Death!!
By Ian Murtagh (07/06/17)
As Chinese club released details of what happened to Cheick Tiote’s sudden death, his family are already in China to know cause of death.
Doctors were unable to revive ex-Newcastle star Cheick Tiote after he collapsed in training. His club Beijing Enterprises released a statement giving more details about what happened to the 30-year-old. But there is still no suggestion as to the cause of his death, with a post-mortem yet to take place. (Pictured: Tiote against Arsenal).
According to the club, Tiote was training with his team-mates when he “fainted without any warning.” The midfielder was rushed to a nearby hospital but doctors were unable to revive him and he died at 7pm local time on Monday.
A Beijing spokesman said: “Since joining the team, he had made an outstanding contribution and won praise from the club, the coaching team and his team-mates with his superb skills and professionalism.
“Beijing BG Football Club expresses our deepest sorrow following his passing. The player's agent, Emanuele Palladino, is also in China to know what happened.
The Ivory Coast star Tiote, a Muslim observing Ramadan, had been with his new club since February after ending a six-and-a-half-year stay at St James' Park New Castle FC.
Tributes to the popular Ivory Coast star continued to flood in, with former Newcastle boss Steve McClaren, who initially worked with him at Dutch outfit FC Twente before linking up with him again at St James’ Park, said: “He was the kind of player everyone wants in their team. “He wanted to win every game, kick every player and win every tackle.”
The man who brought Tiote to England, current Brighton boss Chris Hughton, revealed that when he first arrived at Newcastle, he had to tell him to ease up in training because he was so competitive.
“He trained every day like he was playing a game,” Hughton said. “I remember when he first came we had to calm him down.
“Cheick was a very quiet and humble lad who went on to have a wonderful career at Newcastle. “For what we wanted at the time, he was the perfect fit.”