You’ll Be Sorely Missed -President Akufo-Addo Mourns Christian Atsu


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sent his condolences to the family of Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu after his death in devastating earthquake in Turkey.

The 31-year-old’s lifeless body was found in the debris of Kahramanmaraş, in Turkey after 12 days of a relentless search by his agent, Nana Sechere and some of his family members following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which rocked Turkey in the early hours of Monday, February 6, 2023.

After the confirmation of his death, President Akufo-Addo sympathized with the family of the former Chelsea and Black Stars footballer saying “Ghana has lost one of its finest footballers.

“I extend sincere, heartfelt condolences to the widow, children and family of our fellow Ghanaian, Christian Atsu, on the sad news of his death. Ghana football has lost one of its finest personnel and ambassadors, one who will be difficult to replace. He’ll be sorely missed.”

Christian Atsu won 65 caps for Ghana and helped the Black Stars reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final in Equatorial Guinea.

He also played 258 club games from ten different clubs ranging from FC Porto to Hatayaspor, scoring 24 times and providing 30 assists in the process.


By Vincent Kubi