Footage of Moment Christian Atsu's Wife Breaks Down in Tears as She Read Tribute Goes Viral

Footage of Moment Christian Atsu's Wife Breaks Down in Tears as She Read Tribute Goes Viral

  • Christian Atsu's wife has arrived in Accra for the player's burial
  • The former Ghana international died following the tragic earthquake in Turkey
  • Marie-Claire Rupio and their three children paid respects to Atsu

Christian Atsu's wife, Marie-Claire Rupio could not help it as she broke down in tears during the tribute to her late husband.

The mother of Atsu's three children was at the final burial service in Accra, where she read the tribute for the late footballer.

Christian Atsu, Ghana, Marie-Claire Rupio, Funeral
Christian Atsu's wife has broken down in tears while reading her husband's tribute. Credit: @mygtvsportsplus
Source: Twitter

In a video shared on social media, Ms Rupio could not finish her first line and had to be aided by the twin sister of the former Chelsea player.

Atsu has been laid to rest in his hometown.

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The final burial and funeral services drew high-profile personalities to the State House in Accra as family, friends and ex-footballers paid their final respect to the player.

Atsu tragically died following the devastating earthquake which hit Turkey and Syria on February 6, claiming the lives of over 50,000 people.

The former Ghana international was trapped under rubble for 12 days before his lifeless body was found.

He played for several clubs in Europe, including Chelsea, Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth.

His last club was Hatayspor in Turkey, playing a key role in their win over Kasimpasa on February 5.

Paintsil breaks down in tears

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Fulham and West Ham defender, John Paintsil broke down in uncontrollable tears after arriving at the State House for Christian Atsu's funeral.

The ex-Ghana international was teammates with the winger at the national team, where the duo created memories together.

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However, on February 18, Ghanaians were left in a state of shock after Atsu's lifeless body was recovered from the rubble of his collapsed apartment.

Adebayor arrives at Atsu's funeral

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid forward, Emmanuel Adebayor travelled to Accra for the final funeral of late Ghanaian winger, Christian Atsu.

Adebayor was friends with the late footballer before his unfortunate passing last month.

Atsu was tragically killed following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria on February 6.

Source: Sports Brief News