The family of late Black Stars winger Christian Atsu has set Friday, March 17, 2023, as the date for his funeral.
Christian Atsu’s funeral will be held on the forecourt of the State House in Accra on Friday, March 17, 2023.
The funeral for Christian Atsu will take place six days before the Black Stars’ 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola on March 23 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Today, March 4, 2023, marks exactly two weeks since Christian Atsu’s body was recovered from the rubble of the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria killing over 45,000 people in the countries.
The date for the final rite was made known at his one week celebration which was held at the Adjiringanor Astro Turf in Accra.
Christian Atsu was found dead on the morning of Saturday, February 18, 2022, at the site of his collapsed apartment twelve days after a devastating earthquake hit parts of Turkey and Syria.
The 31-year-old before his demise made 65 appearances for the Black Stars after making his debut in an international friendly game against Lesotho at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in 2012.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Youth and Sports Mustapha Yussif has assured of the government’s commitment to ensuring the late Ghanaian footballer gets a befitting funeral.
“Government has taken all the cost of the one-week celebration. The funeral will be a state funeral. The government will take the cost of that as well because of the late footballer’s contribution to Ghana’s football.
“Aside from that, the way and manner in which our brother died were devastating and this is the time for us all to come together to give him a befitting funeral.”
Also former minister of trade now aspiring presidential candidate Alan Kyerematen donated an amount to the late Christian Atsu’s family.