Black Stars Fan Remembers Christian Atsu as Ghana Play in Accra for the First Time in Three Years

Black Stars Fan Remembers Christian Atsu as Ghana Play in Accra for the First Time in Three Years

Lukman Mumuni
September 13, 2023 at 11:01 PM
  • A Black Stars fan paid tribute to Christian Atsu during the Liberia friendly match
  • The Black Stars beat Liberia 3-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium
  • Atsu tragically passed away in February 2023

A fan of the senior national team of Ghana, the Black Stars, went to the Accra Sports stadium on Tuesday with a placard remembering former footballer, Christian Atsu.

The ex-Black Stars player tragically passed away in February following the devastating earthquake which hit the city of Hatay in Turkey.

Before his demise, Atsu made 65 appearances for the Black Stars and was the best player at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015 when Ghana reached the final.

Christian Atsu, Ghana, Black Stars, Liberia
A fan paid tribute to late Ghanaian football Christian Atsu during the Black Stars' friendly against Liberia. Credit: @NUFC @CitiSportsGHA
Source: Twitter

In a video shared on social media, a supporter of the national team, who is a huge fan of Atsu, made sure he was remembered as Ghana played Liberia in an international friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium.

It was also the first game of the Black Stars in Accra since March 2021, when the team beat Lesotho 3-1 at the same venue.

"I still remember Atsu. He is like a big brother for me even though I never met him. He always put smiles on the faces of others and I aspire to be like him," said the fan in the video.

The Black Stars started early preparations for next year's Africa Cup of Nations with a friendly against the Lone Stars, as reported by

Ghana beat Liberia: Kudus, Nuamah score

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Mohammed Kudus and Ernest Nuamah were on target for the second game running as the Black Stars produced a second-half masterclass to beat Liberia in Accra on Tuesday.

The four-time African champions, who secured AFCON qualification after beating the Central African Republic last Thursday, began early preparations with a friendly against the Lone Stars.

Following a barren first half, Nuamah broke the deadlock after expertly finishing off a brilliant pass from Stephan Ambrosius just five minutes into the second half.

Atsu found dead after Turkey earthquake

Ghana and Hatayspor winger, Christian Atsu Twasam has been found dead following the earthquake in Turkey.

The Black Stars winger sadly passed away 12 days after being trapped under rubble following the devastating earthquake that hit the city of Hatay. He died at the age of 31.

According to the player's Turkish manager, Murat Uzunmehmet, Atsu was pulled out of the wreckage dead.

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