Former Ghanaian captain Asamoah Gyan has paid respect to Christian Atsu at his home after his demise.
The former captain of the black stars was at the home of the late Christian Atsu to commiserate with the family and also signed the book of condolence.
After the news broke of passing of Christian Atsu, many close friends and players shared their memories of how submissive and benevolence he was including Asamoah Gyan, and was in disbelief with the news of his passing.
Atsu was confirmed dead on February 18, after being under rubble for 12 days, having been involved in the disaster a day after scoring a winning goal for Hatayspor in the Turkish Super Lig game against Kasimpasa.
Atsu began his career with Porto, also spending a season on loan at Rio Ave. In 2013, he was signed by Chelsea for £3.5 million, who subsequently loaned him to Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, AFC Bournemouth and Málaga. After spending the 2016–17 season on loan at Newcastle United, he completed a permanent transfer to the club in May 2017. Following the end of his four-year contract he played for Al Raed in Saudi Arabia and Hatayspor in Turkey, where he died in the 2023 Turkey–Syria earthquake at age 31.