Today, Saturday, the former Chelsea club agent said that he found the Ghanaian soccer player, Christian Atsu, dead under the building in which he lived in southern Turkey, after the earthquakes that hit the region last week.
“Atsu’s body was found under the rubble,” Murat Uzunmehmet told reporters in Hatay, where Atsu’s body was found. At the moment, more items are still being checked out. His phone was also found.
Last week, Hatayspor coach Volkan Demirel said the search for Atsu was still on after conflicting reports on his whereabouts, after the club and the Ghana Football Association said he had been rescued and taken to hospital.
Atsu was due to fly in from southern Turkey hours before the quake, but the Hatayspor manager said on Friday that the Ghanaian had chosen to stay with the club after scoring the winning goal in a Super League match on February 5.
His other agent is Nana Secher wrote on Twitter“I ask that while we make the necessary arrangements, that everyone respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”
Meanwhile Haticespor later He said: “The funeral of our football player Christian Atsu, who lost his life under the rubble (wreckage), is on his way to be sent to his hometown, Ghana. We will not forget you, Atsu. Peace be upon you, beautiful human being.”
“There are no words to describe our grief. Rest in peace Atsu.”
Atsu had joined the Turkish Super League club in September 2022, after spending one season in the Saudi club Al-Raed. The winger had previous spells with Premier League teams Everton, Chelsea and Newcastle.
Information from Reuters contributed to this report.