Video: Nigerian music icon Patoranking pays tribute to Christian Atsu at one-week observation in AccraFootball
Burst of Emotions As Atsu’s Wife Couldn’t Read Her Tribute to the Late Footballer As She Breaks Down in Tears
- Marie-Claire Rupio and her adorable kids attended the final funeral rites of Christian Atsu Twasam
- Atsu was finally laid to rest in his hometown in Ada on March 17, 2023
- The former Ghana international sadly passed away after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023
Marie-Claire Rupio, the wife of the late Christian Atsu, was overwhelmed with emotions during the final funeral rites of the former Ghana international.
The renowned author arrived in Ghana for Atsu's funeral ceremony on March 17, 2023, held at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra.
Clad in a lace top and thigh-high black African print ensemble, Marie-Claire took to the lectern to read her tribute for Atsu, accompanied by their three adorable kids and the late soccer star's twin sister.
Despite her bravery and effort to fight back her emotions, she had to later cave into tears while reading her tribute. Atsu's twin sister, Christiana Atsupie Twasama, quickly intervened to read on her behalf, per Joy News.
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The author of 'Stop Bullying Me' later laid a wreath as part of her last goodbye to Atsu.
Christian Atsu, who passed on in the devastating Turkey-Syria earthquake last month, was finally laid to rest in his ancestral home of Dogobome, Ada, in the Greater Accra region of Ghana, BBC reports
Here is the video:
Adebayor pens emotional tribute
Adebayor, who witnessed the funeral, was filled with emotions as he said his final goodbye to the former Chelsea player.
He wrote on Instagram: "Rest in peace, Christian Atsu. Your talent on the pitch and your kind heart off the pitch will always be remembered. You will be missed."
Christian Atsu's best friend Mubarak Wakaso pens emotional message after one-week observationFootball
Atsu's best friend says goodbye
Sports Brief also reported that Mubarak Wakaso travelled from Belgium to Ghana to witness the final funeral and burial rites of best friend Christian Atsu.
Wakaso, who plays for Belgium First Division A side KAS Eupen, sought permission from the club to be around for his friend's burial.
In a video shared on social media, Wakaso was filled with emotions as he walked to say his last goodbye to the late footballer and bosom friend.