Muslim Premier League Footballer takes second wife; can’t understand what all the fuss is about


A Muslim premier league footballer has taken a second wife in his native Côte d’Ivoire. Although polygamy is illegal both in that country and in the UK, Cheick Tioté, 28, who earns £45,000 ($73,000) a week playing for Newcastle United insists he has done nothing wrong and that it is “nothing unusual”.

Tioté already has one wife, Madah, 25, who lives with him and their two young children in their £1.5 million stone farmhouse just outside Newcastle. He also has a one year old child by his mistress Nkosiphile Mpofu, 33, known as Nikki, who he promised to wed…