Ghana football has lost one of its finest personnel and ambassadors – Akufo-Addo on Atsu’s passing

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The passing of Christian Atsu, who was confirmed to have died on Saturday morning, has left Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo heartbroken.

In a statement, the president expressed his condolences to Atsu’s family and paid tribute to his achievements on the football field, where he served as an ambassador for Ghana. Atsu, who played for the Black Stars for seven years, made 65 appearances and scored nine goals. The president said, “Ghana football has lost one of its finest personnel and ambassadors, one who will be difficult to replace. He’ll be sorely missed.”

Atsu was tragically discovered dead under rubble in the aftermath of the earthquake that occurred in Turkey on February 6. His agent, Nana Sechere, confirmed the news, expressing his sorrow and thanking well-wishers for their prayers and support. He also requested that the family’s privacy be respected during this difficult time.

Atsu played for various European clubs throughout his career, including Chelsea, FC Porto, Newcastle United, Everton, and Bournemouth. He had joined Hatayaspor in September of last year and had just scored his first goal for the club on Sunday, February 5, shortly before the natural disaster that claimed over 45,000 lives.

In honor of Atsu’s passing, President Akufo-Addo prayed that his soul rests in peace until the Last Day of the Resurrection when they shall meet again.

 

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