Atsu Goes Home Tomorrow

Source The Ghana Report

The mortal remains of former Ghana footballer Christian Atsu Twasam would be interred tomorrow at Dogobome, in the Greater Accra Region.

He was among the casualties in the twin earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria with over 40,000 deaths.

The former Newcastle United and Chelsea winger was pronounced dead on February 18, 2023, after his body was discovered in the rubble of his collapsed apartment in Turkey.

Following the recovery of his body, it was flown to Ghana for the final funeral rites which have been slated for the forecourt of the State House after the burial.

Many from the football fraternity, the clergy, the diplomatic community, politicians, and a huge section of the Ghanaian public are expected to join the family to give the late footballer a befitting farewell ceremony.

Atsu may have had a short span on earth but impacted lives not only through football but also through charitable activities which many had a lot to say upon his demise.

His playing career started in Ghana before moving to Europe to play for clubs like Rio Ave, Newcastle, Bournemouth, Everton, and recently Hatayspor where he scored the team’s only goal of their league match the day before the disaster.

At the national level, Atsu received his first call-up in 2015 from then-coach of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah and was a delight to watch in games he featured, he made 60 appearances in total for Ghana and scored 10 goals and provided assists.

Atsu helped the team finish as runners-up at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, in which he also won Player of the Tournament and Goal of the Tournament.


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