Thursday Jun 15, 2017. 21:00
Senegal and and former Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has paid tribute to his former teammate, Cheick Tiote.
Tiote passed away last week after collapsing during a training session for his Chinese club, Beijing Enterprises.
In a heart breaking memorial service for the Elephants hero, Cisse led the tributes at a memorial for his former Magpies teammate in China on Tuesday.
Cisse spent four years at Newcastle and is now playing for Shandong Lueng in China as he was in tears at the service.
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Reports reveal that friends, family and former team-mates attended the memorial. with the 30-year-old's coffin draped with an Ivory Coast flag.
"I lived some extraordinary moments with this man and today he is gone," said Senegalese.
"He was like a brother. We shared a lot in life. His family was my family."
In his seven years at Newcastle, Ivory Coast international Tiote made over 150 appearances. He joined Beijing Enterprises in February.