Funeral for the late Black Stars player, Christian Atsu Twasam has started today, Friday, March 17.
A burial and thanksgiving service is underway at the Forecourt of the State House after filing past started at 6:30am.
His mortal remains will be taken to Dogobome in Ada in the Greater Accra for interment.
There will be a family gathering later on Sunday, March 19 for the final funeral rites.
The Friday’s service at the Forecourt of the State House is expected to see family and friends including past and present Black Stars players filing past the body.
The Special Guest of Honour will be President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Christian Atsu met his untimely death in February after a deadly earthquake rocked Turkey and Syria with the southern city where the footballer is plying his trade hardest-hit.
After 12 days of search, the Ghanaian footballer’s body was found under the rubble of his apartment.
His body was brought back to Ghana on Sunday, February 19 via Turkish Airlines.
The 31-year-old Atsu played 65 times for the Black Stars and contributed 19 goals.
He also featured for European giants like FC Porto, Chelsea and Newcastle.
Until his death, he was a player of Turkey’s Hatayspor, whose officials are expected to be in town for the funeral service.
By Vincent Kubi