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Photos: The state funeral of Christian Atsu

By Vincent Ashitey
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The final funeral rites of the late Christian Atsu Twasam was held at the Forecourt of the State House.

Thousands of mourners and well-wishers from Ghana and abroad filed past the body and paid their last respects to the late footballer.

Atsu will be laid to rest in his hometown, Dogobome in the Greater Accra Region.

Key personalities including President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and former President John Dramani Mahama flocked the service grounds to pay their last respects.

Other personalities that thronged the burial grounds include; Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service, Isaac Kofi Egyir, Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare, Henry Quartey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku and other executives, some high ranking sportsmen and other political figures including MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.

Christian Atsu, a former player of Cheetah FC, Rio Ave, FC Porto, Chelsea FC, AFC Bournemouth, Everton FC, Malaga CF, and Newcastle United was confirmed dead on Saturday, February 18, 2023.

His body was found under the rubble of his house in Turkey following the deadly earthquake that struck some parts of Turkey and Syria on Monday, February 06, 2023.

Christian Atsu made 65 appearances for Ghana and played at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea where he was adjudged the Best Player of the Tournament.

Atsu was also a member of Ghana’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.