Christian Atsu’s mortal remains arrive back in Ghana

Ghanaian International Christian Atsu’s mortal remains has arrived back in Ghana yesterday evening, February 19, 2023.

The casket, draped in the national colours of Ghana was carried by the military in a very short ceremony held at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia led a delegation to receive the body on behalf of the government and expressed sincere condolences to the family of the deceased for their loss.

The Vice President prayed that the soul of Christian Atsu rest in peace, assuring the family and football community of the government’s involvement in giving Christian Atsu a befitting burial.

The Family Head, Nene Twasam, thanked the government and the enter nation for the kind support received since the news broke of Atch’s missing and confirmed death.

He assured Ghanaians of making known the funeral arrangements with regards to the burial of the footballer who was loved by many people worldwide.

Special prayers were offered by the members of the clergy before the casket was matched to a waiting hearse and taken away.

Atsu’s lifeless body was retrieved from the wreckage in Turkey after an 11-storey building collapsed during an earthquake in Turkey and Syria two weeks ago.

The remains were accompanied by his family and Ghana’s Ambassador to Türkiye on a Turkish Airlines flight which arrived in Accra at 7:40 p.m. on Sunday, 19 February 2023.