Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu died in the February 6 earthquake in Turkey

Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu died in the February 6 earthquake in Turkey

Sport Saturday 18 February 2023 Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu was found dead under the rubble of his home in Antioch, Turkey, which collapsed in the February 6 earthquake that destroyed entire cities and caused more than 46,000 deaths. Atsu was 31 years old and had been playing for Hatayspor, the Antioch club, since September. The news of the discovery of his body was confirmed by his agent, Nana Sechere. It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to announce to all well wishers that sadly Christian Atsu’s body was recovered this morning My deepest condolences go to his family and loved ones. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers and support — Nana Sechere (@iAmNana7) February 18, 2023 In the hours immediately following the earthquake, Hatayspor communicated that Atsu was found injured, but the information proved false and the family had not heard from him for days. Atsu had begun his career in Porto, and then played extensively in the Premier League, in England, with Chelsea, Everton and Newcastle. Christian Atsu in 2019, when he played for Newcastle (AP Photo / Rui Vieira)

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