- A former inmate released from prison with the help of Black Stars winger Christian Atsu Twasam paid his respect at the late footballer's one-week observance
- In a video, the man breaks down in tears as he expresses disbelief about the demise of the late former Chelsea footballing player
- The one-week commemoration of the late footballer took place at Adjiringanor Astroturf on Saturday, March 4
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A former prisoner freed from jail with the help of the late Black Stars winger Christian Atsu Twasam could not control his tears as he paid his respect at the late footballer's one-week memorial.
The man, who was jailed for six months because of a fight with a taxi driver in 2017, stated that he was still in disbelief that the late former Chelsea star had passed.
Ex-convict details how bailed him
He detailed how one day, while inside jailed, a prison guard informed him that a footballer had come to pay their fines so they could be released.
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''After a fight with a taxi driver, I was incarcerated ... one day, they let us know that a Black Stars player had come to cover the fines for convicts who had committed minor offenses so that we could be freed. I was utterly stunned.''
Former prisoner prays for Christia Atsu
The ex-convict, who was in jersey, prayed and requested a T-shirt of Christian Atsu at the one-week memorial held at the Adjiringanor Astroturf, where family, friends, and sympathisers gathered to mourn the death of the late Ghanaian footballer on Saturday, March 4.
''Wherever he may be, may his spirit find peace," the ex-prisoner said while sobbing.
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Watch the video below:
5 videos as late Christian Atsu's remains arrive at Kotoka Airport
His remains landed at the VIP airport area in Terminal 2 after 7:00 pm, followed by a brief ceremony before his body was removed from the Turkish Airlines aircraft that carried him.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, a few of the deceased footballer's relatives, and GFA officials received Christian Atsu's remains.
Christian Atsu's earthquake tragedy
Also, YEN.com.gh reported that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit parts of Turkey and Syria on Monday, February 6.
One of the hardly-hit areas was the city of Hatay, where the late Atsu lived and played for the local team, Hatayspor. Atsu was one of the many people who got trapped under rubble when their homes collapsed due to the earthquake
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