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How Akufo-Addo, Bawumia and Mahama react to Atsu’s passing

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has described Christian Atsu as a “fine footballer” who will be missed by Ghanaians.


Atsu’s body was recovered on Saturday from the rubble of his apartment, following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake which struck Turkey and Syria  on 6 February 2023 – killing 43,000 people in both countries


“On behalf of the government and people of Ghana, I extend sincere, heartfelt condolences to the widow, children and family of our fellow Ghanaian, Christian Atsu, on the sad news of his death,” Akufo-Addo wrote on Facebook on Saturday.


“Ghana football has lost one of its finest personnel and ambassadors, and he will be sorely missed.


“May his soul rest in the Bosom of the Almighty until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again. Amen!” Akufo-Addo added.


Bawumia mourn


Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia said: “In a nervous state, we were hoping for the best of news. Now, we are a nation in grief, following news of the tragic demise of our illustrious son, Christian Atsu. My deepest condolences to his widow, family and friends.”




Former president John Mahama also wrote on Facebook: “We all held our breaths, and we prayed as we heard the miracles of people pulled out of the rubble. 


We prayed that ours would be one of those miracles, too. Alas, it was not to be. But in all, we give thanks to the almighty God for giving Atsu to us even for the short 31 years of his life.”


“At this time, Lordina and I extend our deepest condolences to his family and the football fraternity in Ghana and across the globe.”

source: Theannouncergh.com