Video: Gyan, Muntari and Other Former Black Stars Players Commiserate With Christian Atsu's Family

Video: Gyan, Muntari and Other Former Black Stars Players Commiserate With Christian Atsu's Family

Lukman Mumuni
February 21, 2023 at 4:33 PM
  • Former Ghana players have visited the family of Christian Atsu
  • Atsu is one of the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria
  • Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari signed a book of condolences

Former Black Stars players, led by ex-captain, Asamoah Gyan and midfielder, Sulley Muntari have visited the family of Christian Atsu following the death of the player.

The winger tragically passed away following a devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6.

After 12 days of being trapped under rubble, Atsu's body was recovered on February 18.

Asamoah Gyan, Agyemang Badu, Haminu Dramani, Christian Atsu
Asamoah Gyan and ex-Ghana players have visited the family of Christian Atsu. Credit: @ASAMOAH_GYAN3
Source: Twitter

His mortal remains have been flown to Ghana ahead of his burial.

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Former teammates of the player, led by close pals Gyan and Muntari, visited the family house in Accra to mourn with them. The players also signed the book of condolence.

In a video shared on social media, Gyan and his teammates are seen comforting Atsu's twin sister, Christiana and greeting other family members.

Atsu enjoyed a good time with the Black Stars, making 65 appearances and scoring nine goals for the national team.

The former Chelsea and Newcastle United forward spent the last six months of his career in Turkey, where he played for Hatayspor.

He scored the winner in his club's most recent game against Kasimpasa, only hours before disaster struck.

Pele commiserates with Atsu's family

Sports Brief also reported on Abedi Pele and his family visiting the family of Atsu to commiserate with them following the passing of the footballer.

The mortal remains of the 31-year-old arrived in Accra on Sunday, with the family and Ghanaians left in a state of mourning.

The government of Ghana, led by Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia - promised a befitting burial for the ex-Black Stars player.

Danilo pays tribute to Atsu

Juventus and Brazilian defender, Danilo paid emotional tribute to Atsu, Sports Brief also reported.

The two were teammates at Portuguese giants, FC Porto, breaking into the senior team in the same year.

Atsu was killed in the earthqake which claimed the lives of over 40,000 people in Turkey and Syria.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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