The remains of former Ivorian international Cheick Tiote has arrived in his country. The 30-year-old who played over 50 games for the Elephants is to be buried in the capital Abidjan,
His family had wanted him buried in Yamoussoukro but acceded to the football federation’s choice of the capital.
Photo above shows the moment his coffin arrived at the airport. Among the pall bearers were his former team mates, Wilfred Bony and Siake Tiene. Also present at the airport were Kolo Toure and Herve Renard – the manager who led the Elephants to continental glory in 2015.