Chelsea Mourns Christian Atsu

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The Chelsea Football Club has joined hands with the rest of the football community to mourn Ghanaian forward, Christian Atsu.

Christian Atsu, who once played for the Chelsea Football Club, was found dead in the rubble of a collapsed building in Türkiye on Saturday, February 18, 2023.

The Ghana Embassy in Türkiye is currently making the necessary arrangements with the assistance of the Government of Türkiye to have the body transported to Ghana for burial.

The 31-year-old was caught up in the 7.7 magnitude earthquake which occurred on Monday, February 6, 2023.

False reports earlier claimed Atsu had been rescued and taken to hospital with breathing difficulties and an injury to his right foot. However, one of Atsu’s teammates Kerim Alici, posted on his Instagram account denying the winger had been found.

Turkish journalist Yagiz Sabuncuoglu then tweeted that Hatayspor manager Mustafa Özat had confirmed that Atsu and the club’s sporting director Taner Savut were still under the rubble.

Chelsea posted the photo of Atsu on its screens at the Stamford Bridge Stadium during their match today, Saturday, February 18, 2023.




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