Late Black Stars winger, Christian Atsu, was laid to rest at the forecourt of the State House in Accra on March 11th, in the presence of family, friends, and colleagues.
Atsu, who played for Ghana and several Premier League teams including Everton, AFC Bournemouth, and Newcastle United, passed away on February 10th at the age of 31.
His one-week observation was held on March 4th at the Adjiringanor AstroTurf, where friends and loved ones gathered to mourn his passing.
The final funeral rites, which took place at the State House, included a touching tribute from Atsu’s three children, Joshua Christian, Godwin, and Abigail. The tribute was read out on their behalf by a member of Atsu’s family, and it was a heartfelt farewell to their father.
In the tribute, the children expressed how much they missed their father and thanked him for his love, support, and protection. They also expressed their belief that even though he was no longer with them, he would continue to watch over and protect them from heaven. The tribute ended with a poignant message, “Thanks for being our dad. We will always love and miss you. Rest well, dad.”
Atsu was a beloved member of the Ghanaian football community, playing 65 times for the national team and helping them reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final in Equatorial Guinea.
His passing has left a void in the hearts of many, with fans and colleagues alike expressing their grief and condolences.
Although Atsu may no longer be with us, his legacy as a talented footballer and a devoted father will continue to live on.
His children’s tribute was a touching reminder of the impact he had on those closest to him, and his contributions to the sport of football will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, Christian Atsu.
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