Christian Atsu’s corpse has been flown from Turkey to Ghana to pay his final respects to the land of no return, according to reports.
Hatayspor announced earlier on Saturday that the player’s body would be returned to Ghana for funeral arrangements and burial.
Atsu, who played for European clubs such as Chelsea and New Castle United as well as the Ghana national team, died in the early hours of Saturday, Friday 18, 2023.
His lifeless body was discovered under the rubble for more than 12 days as a result of the massive earthquake in Turkey that killed over 43,000 people.
However, according to a new report, Atsu’s body is currently being flown and transported to Ghana for burial.
The late footballer’s burial, funeral arrangements, and memorial service have not been confirmed or made public by family members.
According to the report also suggests that, the body is still in the hands of Turkish officials who have flown Atsu back to Ghana.
Atsu’s lifeless body was found under the rubble for more than 13 days, during which about 45,000 people perished as a result of the earthquake. Christian Atsu passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the age of 31.
He scored a last-second winner for his current club Hatayspor against Turkish Super Lig rivals Kasimpasa on February 5 at home, just hours before the awful incident occurred.
In September of last year, Atsu switched sides and was there in Antakya when the earthquake that occurred earlier this month occurred.
Meanwhile, you can watch Atsu’s last goal for his club days ago hours before the devastating earthquake At struck in Turkey.
Christian Atsu’s final moment as a footballer, scoring a free-kick in the last minute to win the game for Hatayspor, just hours before the earthquake struck.
Life is so short and unexpected, treasure every moment. RIP Christian Atsu 🙏🖤 pic.twitter.com/7xJT4v7C5I
— ToonArmy (@toonarmy_com) February 18, 2023
In other news, wife of Christian Atsu and his two kids in tears as they made their first public appearance after the player was confirm dead.
Christian Atsu’s wife and children were present at Saint James Park during Newcastle United’s game against Liverpool on Saturday, February 18, 2023.
The family has now made their first public appearance as they were reportedly invited for the club’s tribute to their former player before kickoff.
Rupio was seen in tears with her two sons while watching Newcastle’s match against Liverpool on matchday 24 of the English Premier League.
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