Executive Council Member of the Ghana Football Association, Linford Asamoah Boadu has dismissed reports suggesting that he said the GFA are considering retiring Christian Atsu’s number 7 jersey.
Atsu tragically died following the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023.
The player’s lifeless body was recovered 12 days later after his was trapped under rubble of the apartment he was staying in.
Mr Lindford on Bryt TV during his submission on how the GFA is considering retiring No.7 Jersey to late Christian Atsu said : “The Executive council of the FA is thinking about of a lot of things; some thinks the number 7 jersey must be retired in honour of Atsu but there should be a meeting to decide”.
Many Ghanaians, including former Black Stars player Charles Taylor among others expressed their concern about the GFA’s decision to reserve the jersey for Atsu.
However, the Eastern Region FA boss Mr Asamoah Boadu who was reported to have suggested the retiring of the number 7 jersey for Christian Atsu has rubbished news.
According to him, he was misquoted because he is not the president of the association with sole decision-making authority, and thus he works under a certain group of people.
“I was misquoted. I think people just want clicks on their websites. I never said the FA is considering to retire the No.7 jersey in honour of Atsu. I work under people at the FA, so why will i make a decision for the whole association” — he told footballghana.com.
Christian Atsu One Week Celebration
Meanwhile,the family of Christian Atsu has agreed to a one-week celebration of the player’s life which is scheduled on March 4, 2023 after his death.
The family’s one-week celebration gathering will officially determine the date and location of the funeral and memorial service.