Christian Atsu: Remains of Late Ghanaian Footballer to Arrive in Accra Sunday Night
- The remains of Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu Twasam will arrive in Accra on Sunday night
- In a statement on Sunday, February 19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration said that his body will be received at the Kotoka International Airport
- The late Black Stars winger was among thousands of victims who died in the devastating earthquake that rocked Turkey on Monday, February 6
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The remains of Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu Twasam will arrive in Accra Sunday night, according to Ghana's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
Christian Atsu's family will receive him
In a statement issued on Sunday, February 19, the Ministry said the government was making arrangements to receive the remains of the late footballer.
"The remains will be accompanied by his family and Ghana's Ambassador to Türkiye on a Turkish airlines flight and will arrive in Accra at 7:40 p.m. today, Sunday, February 19, 2023," portions of the statement said.
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Ministry commiserates with Christian Atsu's family
The Ministry commiserated with the bereaved family of the deceased and prayed for the ''eternal repose of the soul of Christian Atsu''.
The late Christian Atsu's lifeless body was found under rubble Saturday morning, February 18, following the deadly earthquake in Turkey on Monday, February 6.
Christian Atsu's body dispatched to Ghana
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Black Stars winger Christian Atsu's remains were dispatched to Ghana from Turkey.
Atsu, a victim of the Turkey earthquake, was found under the rubble and retrieved on Saturday, February 18, 2023, exactly 12 days after he was trapped.
A statement shared on Twitter by Atsu's club in Turkey, Hatayspor, indicated that the player's body was on its way to being sent to Ghana.
Freedom Jacob Caesar praised for his support in Turkey after earthquake
Relatedly, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Ghanaian businessman Nana Kwame Bediako, popularly known as Nana Cheddar or Freedom Jacob Caesar, received praise for his assistance in Turkey following the earthquake.
The renowned millionaire and philanthropist posed in photos with Dr Lütfü Savaş, a politician in Turkey, when he visited the country.
Dr Savaş used social media to thank people for supporting Turkey in the wake of the devastating earthquake.
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