Cheick Tiote’s body will arrive back in the Ivory Coast on Thursday where tributes will be paid to him by his former teammates.
Tiote died on June 5 aged 30 years after suddenly fainting during a training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises. “The body of Tiote Cheick Ismael will arrive on Thursday, June 15 at 13:50 (GMT) at Abidjan İnternational Airport” the IFF said in a statement.
The National team returned to Abidjan on Monday after an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying defeat against Guinea and presented their condolences to the players family.
Tiote had 52 caps for ‘The Elephants’ and played in two World Cups in 2010 and 2014.
By Jimmy Modise.