Congo DR international, Chancel Mbemba has come out to dedicate his strike to the late Beijing Enterprises midfielder, Cheick Tiote.
And that is aftermath of Mbemba scoring a goal for DRC in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on Saturday afternoon.
Ivorian international midfielder, Tiote who recently made a move to second-division Chinese club, Beijing Enterprises from Newcastle, died on Monday.
And that was aftermath of the former Newcastle United and RSC Anderlecht star player collapsing at the team’s training ground.
The football community from across the world have actually also gone ahead to pay plenty of tributes to the 30-year-old.
Newcastle defender and Tiote’s ex-teammate, Mbemba has also now decided to followed suit and that is through the Social media.
And that is via his Twitter handle after scoring in Congo DR’s 3-1 win over bitter rivals, Congo on Saturday.
“This goal is for you #CheikTiote, we will never forget you,” Mbemba made a post on his official Twitter handle.
Mbemba scored his goal in the 90th minute as Congo DR started their qualifying campaign with victory in Group G.
Tiote dies of heart attack
Beijing Enterprises midfielder, Cheick Tiote has died of a heart attack after he collapsed during training on Monday afternoon.
The ex-Newcastle United defensive midfielder, Tiote had made a switch to a club in the Chinese second division in February.
Chinese second tier side, Beijing Enterprise Group had announced the signing of the embattled Tiote from the English Championship side.
The Ivory Coast international was in the last four months of his deal at St James’ Park.
However, initial reports from the British media had linked Tiote with a move to Chinese Super League outfit, Shandong Luneng.
But in a late drama, the 30-year-old eventually decided to move to the capital side in the Chinese second division.
Beijing announced the signing of Tiote alongside four other new recruits via their official Weibo account on Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, Tiote had made a move to Newcastle from the Dutch Eredivisie club, Twente in the summer of 2010.
The Ivory Coast international joined for a fee in the region of £3.5million and became a mainstay of Newcastle’s midfield.
And the defensive-minded player also won the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast in 2015.