The one-time Africa Cup of Nations Best Player has been confirmed dead after two weeks under rubles in Turkey
Former Chelsea and Newcastle United midfielder Christian Atsu Twasam has been pronounced dead following an earthquake that happened in Turkey a fortnight ago.
The 31-year-old was initially reported to have been found few hours after the unfortunate incident but reports later indicated it was a mistake identity.
As a result, some members of his family and his agent Nana Sekyere flew to Turkey to team up with his club in search of him.
Although, some people were found alive earlier this week, which gave hope to Atsu’s survival, the former Premier League player could not survive.
He was pronounced dead early hours of Saturday by the Turkish media and a formal release is expected from his club and management.
Atsu, who scored some incredible goals for Newcastle, FC Porto and Rio Ave, returned to Europe last years after joining Turkish top-flight side Hatayspor from Saudi Pro League outfit Al Raed as a free agent.
He signed a one-year contract and was in negotiations for a contract extension following an impressive season in the Turkish Super Lig