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 present at Saint James Park with her two boys to watch the Magpies take on Liverpool on matchday 24 of the English Premier League.
The family is based in Newcastle, where Atsu played for four years before departing to Al-Raed in Saudi Arabia.
The 31-year-old was pronounced dead by his current club Hatayspor on Saturday, February 18, 2023, confirming that the player was found lifeless after the tragic earthquake that struck Turkey on February 6, 2023.
In other news, popular Nigerian comedian and Skit maker, Emmanuel Iwueke, also known as Craze Clown, has revealed how late Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu paid for his school fees until he graduated.
This revelation was made after the Atsu was confirmed dead following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria, killing over 43,000 people in both countries.
The skit maker said the footballer had been supporting him as far back as 2015 and when he lost his father.
Craze Clown on his Twitter page wrote, “Christian has been supporting me from way back in 2015…When I lost my dad, he l reached out and offered to pay my fees till I graduated and he did. You’ve been a great friend of mine, Chris, and I will surely miss you. I really can’t hold back the tears. Rest well brother.”