Story: Kwame Baah Adofo, ATV
Former Black Stars winger Christian Atsu Twasam will be laid in state at the forecourt of the state House.
Ghana’s president, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, his vice together with minsters and Members of Parliament, are expected to pay their last respect to the illustrious son of the land.
The mortal remains of Atsu will later be sent to his hometown Ada for burial.
The former premier League footballer, who played for both Newcastle United and Chelsea went missing following the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria on Monday, February 6. His body has now been discovered and the sad news was confirmed on Saturday morning.
Atsu was reported as missing within hours of the earthquake. He scored a last-minute winner for current club Hatayspor in their home game against Turkish Super Lig rivals Kasimpasa on Sunday, February 5 – just hours before the devastating event unfolded. Atsu joined the Turkish side last September and was in the city of Antakya when the earthquake struck. He also represented the likes of Porto, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga during his career, as well as playing international football for Ghana.