African superstar footballer dies

The Ivorian midfielder collapsed during training in Beijing

FORMER NEWCASTLE midfielder Cheick Tiote has died aged 30 after collapsing in Beijing.

Tiote begun his pro career in Belgium with Anderlecht, a period which included a loan spell with Roda JC.

From there he moved to FC Twente in the Netherlands, establishing himself as an effective defensive midfielder, making 86 appearances for the Dutch side.

He moved to the Premier League to join Newcastle in 2010 and made over 150 appearances for the Toon before leaving for China at the start of the 2016-17 campaign.

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The Voice Online - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:51:57 +0000

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