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Old Footage of Atsu Lamenting How Ghanaians Treat Asamoah Gyan Emerges, Likens Striker to Ronaldo
- Christian Atsu once eulogised ex-Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan
- Atsu died due to the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria
- Gyan remains the Black Stars' all-time top scorer with 51 goals
Christian Atsu believes legendary Ghanaian forward, Asamoah Gyan is not celebrated enough by his own people.
In an interview with ace journalist, Kwabena Yeboah, the late winger likened the former Ghana captain to Brazilian forward, Ronaldo Nazario.
Atsu tragically passed away following the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6.
In paying tribute to the late forward, Gyan shared an old video of the winger describing him as a great striker and asking Ghanaians to accord Gyan the respect he deserves.
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"He is a great striker. Honestly, he is the top, he has everything, with his head, the leg, strength," Atsu said previously.
"Gyan has everything like the Brazilian Ronaldo. People think he can't dribble; when he has one-on-one he can dribble. He has good passing as well."
Atsu also was uncertain if Ghanaians valued players of Gyan's calibre.
"[He] is a great player that needs to be celebrated."
Gyan and Atsu played together at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, helping Ghana reach the final of the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Gyan visits Atsu's family house
The winger was among the casualties of the 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 before being transported back to the west African country.
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Pele mourns with Atsu's family
Abedi Pele and his family also visited Atsu's family 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 in a state of mourning.
Sports Brief also reported on the government of Ghana - who received his body at the airport - promising a befitting burial for Atsu.