The President of the republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Akufo-Addo has commiserated with the family of Christian Atsu after the player’s body was recovered on Saturday from the rubble of his apartment, following the earthquake, which struck Turkey on 6 February 2023.
Atsu, 31, was caught up in a 7.8-magnitude quake that rocked Turkey and Syria, killing more than 43,000 people in both countries.
“The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away”… Job 1:21
“On behalf of the government and people of Ghana, I extend sincere, heartfelt condolences to the widow, children and family of our fellow Ghanaian, Christian Atsu, on the sad news of his death,” Akufo-Addo wrote on Facebook on Saturday.
“Ghana football has lost one of its finest personnel and ambassadors, and he will be sorely missed.
“May his soul rest in the Bosom of the Almighty until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again. Amen!” Akufo-Addo added.
May his soul rest in the Bosom of the Almighty until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again. Amen! 2/2 pic.twitter.com/si3xWsL8xC
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) February 18, 2023
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it is “currently making the necessary arrangements with the assistance of the Government of Turkey to have the body transported to Ghana for burial.”
Atsu won 65 caps for Ghana and helped the Black Stars reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final in Equatorial Guinea where Ghana lost to Ivory Coast on penalties.
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