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Date and Venue for Christian Atsu’s Final Funeral Rites Revealed

Sat, 4 Mar 2023 Source: iNews

Tragically, Christian Atsu was buried under the rubble of the earthquake on 6 February in different areas of Syria and Turkey.

Tragically, the 31-year-old's death was officially declared on Saturday 18 February following the discovery of his lifeless body.

The deceased footballer will receive a state funeral after changing lives through his charity work.

The Twasam family has announced the date and place of the last rites for the late Ghanaian footballer, Christian Atsu.

The announcement came during the week-long memorial for Atsu, who tragically died on 18 February as a result of the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria.

After several days of searching, Atsu's body was discovered under the rubble of his home in Antakya, southern Turkey, according to Al Jazeera.

According to Joy News, Atsu will receive a state funeral after his exploits with the Ghana men's national football team, interspersed with his heart-warming social interventions.

When and where will Atsu be laid to rest?

He will be laid to rest on Friday 17 March in Accra, Ghana, at the forecourt of the State House.

Atsu's funeral will reportedly take place six days before the Black Stars take on Angola at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on 23 March in a 2023 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Earlier on 22 February, former Black Stars players Stephen Appiah and Kwadwo Asamoah visited the home of Christian Atsu's family to pay their respects.

The Black Stars duo travelled to Ghana along with former internationals Rabiu Mohammed, Derek Boateng and Jerry Akaminko to pay their respects to their former teammate.

The players were at the Ghanaian international's family home to offer their support following his death in the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria.

Christiana Atsupie Twasam, the twin sister of Christian Atsu, could not hold back her tears as she continued to mourn her brother's tragic death.

Following the deadly earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Saturday 18 February, Atsu's death was confirmed after his body was found buried under the rubble.

After scoring a last-gasp free-kick to save Hatayspor from relegation, the former Chelsea and Newcastle United winger tragically passed away.

Source: iNews