Emotional scenes as wife of Christian Atsu pays tribute to the late footballer at his funeralFootball
Chelsea to Auction Jerseys Worn in EPL Clash Against Everton to Fund Completion of Atsu's School
- Chelsea will auction the jerseys worn against Everton to honour Christian Atsu
- The English club are set to complete the school project started by the late player
- Atsu tragically died after the earthquake which hit Turkey and Syria last month
English giants, Chelsea will honour late former Ghana international, Christian Atsu by completing a school building he started.
Atsu spent five seasons on the books of the Blues despite failing to make a competitive appearance for the Stamford Bridge outfit.
On Saturday, Chelsea engaged Everton in an English Premier League game, which ended with the two clubs sharing the spoils.
Atsu spent time on loan at Everton and in an incredible gesture by the London outfit, all jerseys used in the game - including Juan Mata's Galatasaray jersey - will be auctioned to finance the completion of Atsu's school.
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“Money raised will be going to Arms Around the Child, a charity for which Christian was an ambassador, and it will fund the completion of the school they had started building in his native Ghana,” the club announced in an official statement.
“The auction, which includes signed shirts from all the squad as well as a variety of items from club legends, will run until 2pm on 8 April.”
The website MatchWornShirt currently has bidding open.
Atsu tragically died following the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6. The former Newcastle winger was laid to rest on March 17.
Atsu's wife pays emotional tribute
Sports Brief also reported on the wife of Atsu, Marie-Claire Rupio paying emotional tribute to her late husband as he was laid to rest in his home country of Ghana.
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The ex-Black Stars player was tragically killed in the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6, killing thousands and displacing many people.
Atsu's body was recovered from a collapsed building after almost two weeks of searching, before being transported to his home country for rites and his burial.
Adebayor pays tribute to Atsu
Sports Brief also reported on the Ghana international being laid to rest in his hometown of Ada on March 17.
Atsu was among the thousands tragically killed following the devastating earthquake which struck Turkey and Syria.