The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has described the late Black Stars’ player Christian Atsu as one of the country’s finest personnel and ambassadors of football.
Christian Atsu’s manager confirmed his death on Friday, February 17, after his lifeless body was found under rubble in Turkey following the recent earthquake.
The passing of the former Chelsea FC and Newcastle FC star sent a shockwave throughout the world. His former clubs and teammates paid massive tribute to him yesterday.
After the news broke, Akufo-Addo extended his condolences, commiserated with the family of Atsu and further acknowledged his immense contributions to football in 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,” Nana Akufo-Addo wrote.
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
“Ghana football has lost one of its finest personnel and ambassadors, one who will be difficult to replace. He’ll 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!” he added.
Christian Atsu’s mortal remains is currently on its way to Ghana. The Foreign Affairs Ministry has disclosed that the body will arrive in Ghana today at 7 p.m. local time.