Christian Atsu Death; Footballer Christian Atsu has been find dead under. The rubble of his home almost two weeks after an earthquake struck Turkey, his agent has confirmed.
The 31-year-old Ghana international has played for Premier League clubs Everton, Chelsea and Newcastle.
Atsu had been missing since February 6. earthquake that collapsed his apartment in Antakya, Hatay.
“There are no words to express our sadness,” his top Turkish club Hatayspor tweeted.
“We will never forget you, Atsu. Rest in peace, good man.”
After the earthquake, Hatayspor initially report that Atsu had been rescue “with injuries”, but the situation change a day later.
Christian Atsu Death; His agent Nana Sechere, who was in Hatay, confirm the news on Twitter on Saturday, writing. It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform all well-wishers. That unfortunately the body of Christian Atsu was find this morning. of today”.
“My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers and support.”
More than 40,000 people are know to have died in the earthquakes and aftershocks in southern Turkey and northern Syria.
‘A talented player and a special person’
Atsu joined Hatayspor in 2022. in September after spending a season with Saudi Arabian side Al-Raed. On February 5. scored the winning goal in the Super Lig match.
He won 65 caps for Ghana and helped his country qualify for the 2015 World Cup. Africa Cup of Nations final, where they lost to Ivory Coast on penalties. Atsu was later name player of the tournament.
in 2013 he joined Chelsea from Porto and had several loan spells at clubs including Everton and Bournemouth.
Christian Atsu Death ;His first loan spell at Newcastle in 2016, during. Which he help the club to promotion from the Championship to the Premier League, was made permanent in 2017.
“We are deeply sadden to learn that Christian Atsu has suddenly lost his life in the devastating earthquake in Turkey,” Newcastle said.
“He is a talent player and a unique personality who will always be fondly remember by our players, staff and supporters.”
Everton said they were “deeply sadden” by the news, while Chelsea said they were “deeply disappoint”. was always down-to-earth and had a good word for everyone,” Ghanaian sports broadcaster Michael Oti Adjei told AZ24 News World Service Sportshour.
“He was a pleasure to work with and he was a great player. he had a very good left foot, he play 65 times for Ghana, scoring more than 10 goals. He paid cap for cap.”
“When he first play, the name Messi of Ghana was being talk about. Those who knew him were talking about a young Ghanaian player who could become one of the best players in Africa.”