The footballing world came to a standstill on Monday when it was confirmed that former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote had passed way. Here is Oupa Manyisa's message for the late African.
The former Premier League midfielder is believed to have collapsed during a training session with his Chinese club, Beijing Enterprises.
Tiote's agent confirmed his client had passed away soon afterwards, sending the football world into shock and reminding us of the likes of Marc-Vivien Foe and Patrick Ekeng, who also suffered from cardiac arrest whiling play the sport they love.
Many of Tiote's former teammates took to social media to post tributes to him, and Manyisa paid his respects too.
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