Ghana bid farewell to Atsu in a massive state funeral

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Ghana He said his final farewell to the footballer this Friday Christian Atsuwho died in Turkey as a result of the devastating earthquake that struck that country and Syria on February 6, at a mass state funeral held at the Ghana Parliament compound in Accra, the country’s capital. atsuwhich is currently playing on hataysporplayed for Málaga in 2016.

“Lie before me today the mortal remains of a beloved father and husband. Little did I know that morning that God is going to call you home,” Atsu’s widow said in her speech. Maria Claire Rupioaccording to local media, before his voice cracked and the player’s brother had to finish reading the speech, according to EFE.

“In life, I love you deeply. In death, I do the same. It breaks my heart to lose you,” reads the text prepared by rupeeswho came with his three children to the footballer.

Important personalities came to pay their respects to the deceased, whom Ghanaians consider a national hero, including the country’s president, Nana Akufo-Addoaccompanied by several ministers of his Government.

Several players from the Ghanaian soccer team, known as the ‘Black Stars’, also attended the funeral service.

Hundreds of Ghanaians, dressed in the country’s traditional colors of mourning, black and white, bid their final farewell to the footballer.

The mortal remains of atsuwhich is in Ghana since last February 19, will be transferred to dogobometheir hometown, where they will be buried.

The player representative hatayspor The Turk announced on February 18 the discovery of his body under the rubble of a residence in the Turkish city of Hatay, one of the most devastated by the earthquake.

Atsu has been missing since the first day of the 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes, which left nearly 48,000 dead in southeast Turkey.

The 31-year-old striker, who scored in his last match on February 5, also played for Malagahe Portohe Chelsea or the newcastleamong other clubs.

Source: La Verdad

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