The mortal remains of Former Black Stars footballer Christian Atsu, who died in the deadly earthquake in Turkey, is set to arrive in Ghana on Sunday evening.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has issued a statement announcing that Atsu’s body will be received by the family of the deceased footballer and the Ghana Football Association at the Kotoka International Airport at 7:40 PM on Sunday, February 19, 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.
Christian Atsu’s death saw the world and many football fans pay tribute to the professional player known for his philanthropic work, charitable initiatives, and exceptional talent.
Christian who last played for Hatayspor club in Turkey is married to his German wife, Marie-Claire Rupio and they have three children.
Read the statement below:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration hereby informs that the Government of Ghana is making arrangements to receive the mortal remains of the late Christian Atsu, a former Black Stars player. The remains will be accompanied by his family and Ghana’s Ambassador to Türkiye on a Turkish airlines Night and will arrive in Accra at 7:40 p.m. today Sunday, 19 February, 2023.
‘The remains will be received at the Kotoka International Airport by the family, the Ghana Football Association (GFA), and the Government upon its arrival from Istanbul, Türkiye. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family, and we pray for the eternal repose of the soul of Christian Atsu.
In other news, a woman who claims to be a spiritualist has blamed Atsu for his untimely death after the player was pronounced dead.
The woman was seen in the video, which has gone viral on the internet, venting her anger and frustration on Ewes following the death of Atsu.
“Gods like Klikor, Zagbetor, and other gods in the Volta region have been the shield and protecting the lives of Ewes people,” the self-proclaimed Ewe goddess continued, but Atsu forgot them after becoming famous.
She also chastised former NPP MP Hopeson Ardoye and late Black Stars striker Junior Manuel Agogo, who died of a stroke in 2019, for always ignoring Ewe gods in their search for pastors, prophets, and evangelists.