Christian Atsu’s mortal remains has been flown home to Ghana from Turkey for burial. Atsu, a winger for the Ghanaian national team and numerous European teams, including Newcastle United and Chelsea, was pronounced dead early on Saturday.
Until he passed away, Atsu had been buried under debris for more than 11 days, during which time the earthquake had claimed the lives of almost 45,000 people.
Christian Atsu’s agent and manager sadly confirmed his passing at the age of 31 hours ago on Saturday, February 18, 2023.
Following the tragic earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, February 6, the former Premier League player, who played for both Newcastle United and Chelsea, went missing.
Now that his body has been found on Saturday morning this has brought sorrowful confirmation of the terrible news by his agent who has been providing updates about the player since conflicting reports about his whereabouts dominated tabloids across the world.
Only hours before the tragic incident took place, he scored a last-second winner for his current club Hatayspor against Turkish Super Lig rivals Kasimpasa on February 5 at home. Atsu joined the Turkish side in September of last year and was in Antakya at the time of earlier this month’s earthquake.
His agent, Nana Sechere, said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to announce to all well-wishers that sadly Christian Atsu’s body was recovered this morning My deepest condolences go to his family and loved ones. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers and support.
“I ask that whilst we make the necessary arrangements, that everyone would please respect the privacy of the family during this very difficult time.”
Source – Tru News Report