Christian Atsu’s remains were found in Hatay’s high-rise building debris. Plus, his agency stated that Atsu had been missing since the February 6 earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, which killed over 40,000. Christian Atsu, 31, who joined Chelsea in 2013 under Roman Abramovich, died Saturday, according to his agent.
Christian Atsu, former Chelsea footballer, died in Turkey
Nana Sechere sent his deepest sympathies to the footballer’s family and thanked everyone for their prayers and support. Atsu’s rescue a day after the tremors was untrue. On Saturday, his body was recovered in Ronesans Residence, a high-rise complex in Antakya, southern Turkey, reputed to be “earthquake-proof.”Anadolu said that the residential complex developer, Mehmet Yasar Coskun, was arrested at Istanbul Airport while trying to board a trip to Montenegro after the terrible discovery.
Thus, the probe may take days. Hatayspor, which Atsu signed in September, tweeted their condolences and sent prayers and peace to him. Newcastle United and Chelsea, where Atsu played 121 times, mourned his death. Atsu played 65 times for Ghana and was named Player of the Tournament at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Also, Atsu scored his first Super Lig goal for Hatayspor on the eve of the devastating earthquakes. So, football mourns the passing of a skilled and respected player. Christian Atsu’s family and loved ones are comforted as the inquiry continues.