The stays of former Ghana worldwide footballer Christian Atsu who died in a devastating earthquake in Turkey had been being flown house on Sunday, the nation’s international ministry stated.
Atsu, 31, was caught up in a 7.8-magnitude quake that rocked Turkey and Syria on February 6, killing greater than 44,000 individuals in each international locations.
There had been preliminary studies the previous Chelsea and Newcastle participant had been rescued a day after the quake, however these turned out to be false and his physique was discovered on Saturday.
“The remains will be accompanied by his family and Ghana’s ambassador to Turkey on a Turkish airlines flight and will arrive in Accra (Ghana’s capital) at 7:40 p.m. Sunday,” the international ministry stated.
On Saturday, the ministry stated that Atsu’s older brother and twin sister had been current on the website of the rescue when his physique was recovered.
His widow Marie-Claire Rupio and their three kids had been within the stands at St James’ Park on Saturday to hitch in a tribute to the participant earlier than Newcastle’s Premier League match in opposition to Liverpool.
Atsu scored the final of his 33 profession targets for Hatayspor in Turkey’s Super Lig on February 5, hours earlier than the quake struck.
“There are no words to describe our sadness,” tweeted his Turkish top-flight membership in homage to him.
“We will not forget you, Atsu. Peace be upon you, beautiful person.”
He beforehand performed for his nationwide group the Black Stars and Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo stated “football has lost one of its finest ambassadors, one who will be difficult to replace”.
Source web site: www.thehindu.com