Cheick Tiote has been reported dead few minutes ago.
“At approximately 6 p.m. of June 5, 2017, when the team was having their regular training session, our foreign player from Ivory Coast, Mr Cheik Tiote, fainted without any warning,” a team statement said.
“The club sent him to hospital immediately. However, all revival measures proved ineffective. Mr Tiote passed away at approximate 7 p.m. The club has already contacted his family.
“Since joining Beijing BG football club on Feb 5., 2017, Mr Cheik Tiote has contributed to the club significantly. His football skills and professionalism have been much appreciated and highly praised by the club, the coaches and his teammates. Hereby, Beijing BG football club expresses our deepest sorrow following Mr Tiote’s passing.”
Tiote’s former team-mate at Newcastle, Demba Ba, tweeted:
“May Allah gives grant you jannah brother Tiote.”
While posting on his twitter page, he included six crying emojis in his post.
Tiote played for the Ivorian national team.