Salomon Kalou, Wilfred Bony and Kolo Toure were present as Cheick Tiote was laid to rest on Sunday.
Former Premier League stars – Kolo Toure, Salomon Kalou, Wilfred Bony – were all present as another former Premier league
star and their Ivory Coast teammate Cheick Tiote was buried country's capital of Abidjan.
Tiote, a former Newcastle United midfielder died earlier this month after suffering a heart attack during a training session with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprise.
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After a memorial service was held in Beijing earlier this week his body was flown back to Ivory Coast ahead of Sunday's funeral.
Wilfried Bony was among the pallbearers as his coffin arrived on Thursday.