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Footballer Christian Atsu laid to relaxation in Ghana

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A whole bunch of individuals gathered exterior State Home within the Ghanaian capital, Accra, on Friday for the funeral of footballer Christian Atsu who died final month within the earthquake in Turkey.

Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, was additionally current.

Atsu’s widow, Marie-Claire Rupio, was overcome with emotion as she paid tribute to her husband.

The 31-year-old spent most of his profession taking part in within the English Premier League for golf equipment together with Chelsea, Newcastle and Everton.

“The painful lack of our brother, Christian Atsu has undoubtedly created indelible imprints on the minds and hearts of compatriots, team-mates, buddies, households and the nation. The federal government and Ghanaians usually will proceed to recollect Christian Atsu as one of many dedicated, devoted and results-oriented youth and a soccer star of our time”, mentioned Mustapha Hamid, Ghana’s Minister for Youth and Sports activities.

Christian Atsu was a part of the Ghana squad on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and was participant of the event on the 2015 African Cup of Nations, scoring two targets to assist Ghana to the ultimate, the place they misplaced in a penalty shootout to Ivory Coast.