Prez Nana announces state funeral for Chrisitan Atsu » GhBase•com™-Everything & News Now

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President Nana Addo disclosed that the State will do everything possible to give the footballer, Christian Atsu a  “dignified exit.” Christian Atsu died in a 7.8 earthquake in Turkey after playing for his new team.

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“It is my duty and responsibility as President to make sure that happens,” he said when he received a delegation of the family of the late footballer at the Jubilee House, Accra.

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The delegates from the family of Christian Atsu were led to the Jubilee house to see the president by the President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku.

President Nana Addo while addressing the delegates from the Twasam family described the late footballer as an “exceptional athlete and a gift to our nation”. He noted that the news surrounding his death was a torturous experience for a lot of Ghanaians “because initially we were made to understand he was alright and then came the defining news that he had been called by the Almighty.”

“I want to express to you his family and the sporting football fraternity of Ghana, my deep condolences for what has happened…and I speak not just for myself but the entire 31 million people of our country.

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“Our responsibility is to give you as much support as we can. We can never erase the loss of this very brilliant man.

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“The Ghanaian people must express their appreciation for the work that he did for our nation and the contribution he made to the development of the game and sports in general,” he said.


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