The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Communications Director Mr. Henry Asante Twum has said that the legacy of former Black Stars winger, Christian Etsu should not be forgotten in world football despite his early demise.
The 31-year-old was killed in the devastating earthquake that hit parts of Turkey and Syria on February 6 this year.
Mr Asante, speaking in an interview with GNA Sports, described the former Hattaspor man’s funeral as a celebration of Ghana’s legacy.
“Christian Atsu’s selfless service to the country and even to his club sides, from the time he got the chance to play for the Black Stars and even when he was not called up, we still remember his contribution to the national team His legacy in football should not be forgotten,” he said.
According to him, the loss of the former Newcastle man came as a surprise not just to Ghanaians, but to the world at large.
He said the tributes paid by Atsu’s colleagues and team-mates at his funeral today were a testament to the impact he had made on and off the pitch.
“Christian’s beautiful life story has come to an end, we have lost a gem, but we will take positive from the things he believed in and also pray that he may rest in peace,” he added.
Kristian Astu Twasam was one of the key players included in the Black Stars squad, helping Ghana qualify for its third World Cup tournament and also played a key role in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana. where he was declared player of the year. Won the tournament as well as the goal of the tournament.
He played over 60 matches for the Black Stars and scored ten goals along with nine assists.
The former Chelsea winger was laid to rest in his hometown
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