Video: Emotional Moment Former Inter Milan Star Muntari Breaks Down in Tears at Atsu's One Week Observation

Video: Emotional Moment Former Inter Milan Star Muntari Breaks Down in Tears at Atsu's One Week Observation

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:27 PM
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  • Sulley Muntari joined ex-players at the one-week observation of Christian Atsu
  • The former Inter Milan star broke down in tears at the sombre moment in Accra
  • Atsu's final funeral rites will be held on March 17 at the country's State House

Former Ghana international, Sulley Muntari could not hold back the tears during the one-week observation of the late Christian Atsu.

The ex-Black Stars man had to be consoled by former Ghana goalkeeper, Richard Kingson as he struggled to hide his emotions.

Several ex-footballers and teammates of the former Chelsea and Newcastle United winger arrived at the Ajiringanor School park to pay respects to Atsu before his final funeral on March 17.

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Sulley Muntari in tears at the one-week observation of Christian Astu. Credit: @mygtvsports @ghanafaofficial
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In a video posted on social media, Muntari was seen trying hard to contain his feelings but eventually lost control, with Kingson lending a hand of comfort.

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Atsu tragically passed away following the devastating earthquake which hit Turkey and Syria on February 6.

It took 12 days to find the player after he was trapped under the rubble of the apartment he was staying in.

Atsu and Muntari played together for the Black Stars and were part of the team that saw Ghana qualify for the FIFA World Cup in 2014.

However, the late star retired from international football after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

He made 65 appearances and scored nine goals for the Black Stars.

Partey dedicates goal to Atsu

Sports Brief previously reported on Ghana international, Thomas Partey dedicating his goal to Atsu.

He sparked life into Arsenal in the Gunners' comeback win over AFC Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium.

Atsu tragically passed away last month following the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

Atsu's funeral date is announced

Sports Brief also reported on the date and venue for Atsu's final funeral rites being announced by the Twasam family.

The announcement was made at his one-week observance, following his death in the tremors which hit Turkey and Syria.

Atsu's body was found under the rubble of his collapsed apartment in Antakya, South Turkey, after several days of searching.

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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.