The mortal remains of the former Ghana Black Stars player, the late Christian Atsu, whose demise occurred during the recent earthquake in Türkiye was received by the Family, Government officials, and the Ghana Football Association at a solemn ceremony at the Kotoka International Airport, today Sunday, 19th February, 2023.

The remains was accompanied by his family and Ghana’s Ambassador to Türkiye, H.E. Francisca Ashitey-Odunton onboard a Turkish airlines flight.

The Vice President of the Republic, His Excellency Mahamudu Bawumia who led the Government delegation expressed his condolences to the bereaved family and praised the late footballer for his good deeds and the joy he brought to many people around the globe. He stated that Ghana had lost a gem and assured that Government will ensure that the late Christian Atsu is given a befitting burial.

Nene Kofi Twasam III, Head of the Twasam family of Ada, on behalf of the family of our late compatriot, expressed appreciation to the Government of Ghana and all individuals who have stood by them during the demise of their beloved son.