Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu, who played for the Ghana national team and various clubs including Newcastle United and FC Porto, passed away on February 21, 2023, at the age of 30.
The sudden news of his death has left his family, friends, and fans in shock and disbelief.
The Ghanaian community and football world mourn his loss, as tributes continue to pour in for the talented winger.
Christian Atsu Burial Date
Following his passing, his family announced that his burial date will be on March 4th, 2023, in his hometown of Ada in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
The funeral service is expected to be attended by friends, family, and well-wishers, including football players, coaches, and officials from Ghana and around the world.
Christian Atsu began his professional career at Porto in 2011, where he won the Primeira Liga title and the Europa League.
He then moved to Chelsea, but struggled to break into the first team and went out on loan to Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, Bournemouth, and Malaga.
In 2017, he joined Newcastle United, where he became a fan favorite for his pace, dribbling skills, and work ethic.
He made 104 appearances for the Magpies, scoring eight goals and providing ten assists.
He also played 62 times for the Ghana national team, scoring ten goals.
Atsu was known not just for his football skills but also for his charitable work.
He established the Christian Atsu Foundation in 2011, which focused on providing education and healthcare to disadvantaged children in Ghana.
He also supported other causes, such as clean water initiatives and cancer awareness campaigns.
The news of his death has sent shockwaves across the football community, with tributes pouring in from his former teammates, coaches, and fans.
Newcastle United tweeted, “We are devastated by the news of Christian Atsu’s passing. He was a wonderful player and an even better person. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.” The Ghana Football Association also expressed their condolences, saying, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Christian Atsu. He was a true ambassador for Ghana football and will be greatly missed.”
As the football world comes to terms with the loss of a young and talented player, Christian Atsu’s family and friends prepare to say their final goodbyes.
His burial on March 4th, 2023, will be a solemn occasion, but also a celebration of his life and legacy.
The Christian Atsu Foundation will continue his charitable work, ensuring that his impact on Ghanaian society will be felt for years to come.