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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Photos: Footballer Cheick Tiote's remains arrive in Ivory Coast for burial

The remains of footballer Cheick Tiote has been flown back to his home country Ivory Coast. 

The body of the Beijing Enterprises midfielder arrived Thursday afternoon at Port Bouet Airport in Abidjan, the Ivorian capital, after being flown from China where he tragically passed away.

He was received by hundreds of people, including former Elephants coach and teammates Herve Renard, Kolo Toure, Gervinho, Tiene and Wilfred Bony who was among the pallbearers carrying the coffin containing Cheick Tiote's body when it arrived.

According to BBC Sports, Tiote’s family wants the late player who collapsed and died during a training session with his Chinese club last week, to be buried in his hometown Yamoussoukro but the Ivory Coast’s Football Federation prefers Abidjan.


13 comments:

God is great said...

God rest his soul. Amen

Anonymous said...

So sad. RIP

Anonymous said...

Quite sad!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

RIP

Ashanka said...

Damn 😥😥😥

Vivienne B said...

I don't see any of his many women there fighting over his corpse?

Manuel Kunmi said...

eyaaah

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace

MIKE OBINNA said...

Rest in peace bro

Chimaroke Sun said...

This is depressing!!

Vivian Reginalds said...

RIP
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

I taught he was a muslim and is supposed to be buried same day he died.
RIP great man

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