The funeral service of the late Ghanaian international Christian Atsu, who died in the aftermath of the earthquake in Turkey last month is currently underway.
His state-assisted funeral is being held at the forecourt of the State House, Accra.
Thousands of mourners and well-wishers from Ghana and abroad are filing past the body to pay their last respects.
He will be interred in his hometown, Dogobome on Saturday, March 18.
The 31-year-old, who played for both Chelsea and Newcastle during his time in the Premier League, was caught up in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey, which occurred on 6 February.
His body was found under the rubble of his house in Turkey Saturday (18 February).
Atsu previously played for Cheetah FC, Rio Ave, FC Porto, AFC Bournemouth, Everton FC, and Malaga CF.
He made 65 appearances for Ghana and played at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea where he was adjudged the best player of the tournament.
Atsu was also a member of Ghana’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.