State Funeral Held for Ghanaian Footballer Christian Atsu, Who Died in Turkey Earthquake
Ghanaians gathered to pay their last respects to national soccer team winger Christian Atsu, who passed away in the southern Turkey earthquake last month, in a state funeral outside Ghana’s parliament building. The 31-year-old was reported missing on February 6 following the collapse of an apartment building in Hatay after the earthquake. His body was later found under the rubble and flown back to Ghana.
Atsu is remembered by his family, fans, and beneficiaries of his charitable donations as a philanthropist who had helped many people. Mourners silently filed past Atsu’s coffin, which arrived draped in Ghana’s national flag.
“He’s even more than a football player,” said Fedna Asare, a family friend. “His name will forever be in our hearts because he has helped a lot of people.”
Atsu had been scheduled to fly out of southern Turkey hours before the earthquake but opted to stay with the club after scoring the winning goal in a February 5 Super Lig match. The disaster killed more than 54,000 people in Turkey and Syria.
In conclusion, the state funeral of Christian Atsu, a renowned Ghanaian football player, who tragically lost his life in the southern Turkey earthquake, was held in Ghana in a solemn state ceremony. Atsu, remembered by many as a philanthropist, is celebrated for his contributions, both on and off the field. This article commemorates his death and celebrates his life while shedding light on the tragic earthquake that claimed the lives of over 54,000 people.#Ghana #mourns #player #Atsu #killed #Turkey #earthquake