Didier Drogba dedicates win to deceased teammate Cheick Tiote

Cheick Tiote collapsed and died during a training session

Didier Drogba dedicates win to deceased teammate Cheick Tiote

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Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba dedicated a club debut win to his Ivory Coast teammate Cheick Tiote, who passed away last Monday.

30-year-old Tiote collapsed and died at a training session with Chinese club Beijing Enterprises. He was with Newcastle United for six seasons before making the move to China. 

To honour his teammate's memory, Drogba dedicated his first win with American side Phoenix Rising, to Tiote. Drogba's side went on to win their clash against Whitecaps FC II 2-1.

The former Chelsea star posted the message on his Instagram account:

Drogba signed for Phoenix Rising in April as a 'player-executive,' following two seasons with Montreal Impact.