Papiss Cisse pays tribute to Cheick Tiote at memorial service

Former Newcastle team-mate Papiss Cisse led the tributes to Cheick Tiote at a memorial service in China today.

Tiote collapsed and died aged 30 during a training session with his club Beijing Enterprises last Monday.

Cisse, who played alongside Tiote at St James' Park, said at the service: "I lived some extraordinary moments with this man and today he is gone.

"He was like a brother. We shared a lot in life. His family was my family."

Tiote's body is due to be flown back to the Ivory Coast where a private funeral will take place.

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