Nigerian Players, Others Pay Tribute To Tiote
The death of Ivorian midfielder Chiek Tiote is having rippling effect across the world after the 30-year old died on Monday having collapsed during training with his Chinese club, Beijing Enterprises.
Nigerian players and other football stars have been expressing shock and sending their condolences over the painful loss.
The social media space has been inundated with messages about Tiote and below are some from African and non-African football players spread across the globe.
Very sad and shocked to hear the news about Cheike Tiote s sudden death. Deepest condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace. ????
— Peter Odemwingie (@OdemwingieP) June 5, 2017
Dreadful news that Cheick Tioté has passed away. So young. So tragic.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 5, 2017
— The NFF ???? (@thenff) June 5, 2017
Goodnight brother, You will be missed. My heart goes out to his family. Gone too soon #RIPcheiktiote
— Papiss Demba Cisse (@CissePapiss) June 5, 2017
Goodnight brother, You will be missed. My heart goes out to his family. Gone too soon #RIPcheiktiote— Papiss Demba Cisse (@CissePapiss) June 5, 2017