On Friday, March 17, 2023, a befitting burial was held for the late Christian Atsu, a former Newcastle and Chelsea winger, at the State House in Accra.
The funeral was attended by many including his wife, Marie-Claire Rupio, their children, Joshua, Christian, and Rupio, Atsu’s in-laws, President Nana Akufo-Addo, Black Stars players and coaches, and many other sympathizers who came to bid their final goodbyes.
Ghanaeducation.org has compiled beautiful pictures from the memorable funeral rites of the late Christian Atsu. The event was filled with touching moments as family, friends, and sympathizers gathered to mourn and pay their respects to the fallen footballer.
Several prominent personalities were in attendance, including many Ghanaian celebrities, former and current Black Stars players, such as Asamoah Gyan, John Paintsil, Sulley Muntari, Richard Kingson, and others who came to mourn their late colleague.
The current coach of the Black Stars, Chris Hughton, and former coaches of the national team also came to bid farewell to the late footballer.
Moreover, President Nana Akufo-Addo, former president John Dramani Mahama, and several other politicians were present to sympathize with Christian Atsu’s family.
Representatives from Atsu’s club, Hatayspor, also came to bid farewell to their late player, whose last goal took them out of the relegation zone in the league.
The ceremony was emotional, as Christian Atsu’s wife, children, and family members were visibly moved by the outpouring of love and support from the attendees.
The funeral rites were a fitting tribute to the late Christian Atsu, who made significant contributions to Ghana’s football community.
In conclusion, the burial of the late Christian Atsu was a solemn event, attended by family, friends, sympathizers, and prominent personalities who came to pay their respects to the fallen footballer.
It was a touching tribute to a man who had a significant impact on the football community in Ghana and beyond.