Emmanuel Adebayor has arrived for the funeral of Christian Atsu.The ex-Arsenal star paid tribute to the player and his close friend Atsu died last month after the devastating earthquake in Turkey.
Former Arsenal and Real Madrid forward, Emmanuel Adebayor travelled to Accra for the final funeral of late Ghanaian winger, Christian Atsu. Adebayor was friends with the late footballer before his unfortunate passing last month.
Atsu was tragically killed following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria on February 6.
The body of the ex-Newcastle United and Chelsea player was found 12 days after being trapped under rubble.
In a video shared on social media, the 2008 African Footballer of the Year is seen arriving at the State House in all-black attire.
Togolese International, Emmanuel Adebayo is here to pay his last respect to his departed colleague, Christian Atsu!
May he RIP 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/ymLy5WPElu
— Sports Brief (@sportsbriefcom) March 17, 2023
“This is a sad day for me, and for all those who knew Christian Atsu. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the widow, children, and the entire family of Christian. As someone who got to meet him, I remember him as a positive man, a true lover of life, a passionate giver, and simply a kind man. You will be greatly missed. Rest well, brother.”
Atsu’s career saw him spend most of his time at English Premier League side, Newcastle United, which he helped gain promotion in 2017.
He played 65 times for the Black Stars, scoring nine goals for the national team.