President Akufo-Addo gifted customized Hatayspor jersey at Christian Atsu’s funeral

Published on: 17 March 2023

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has been gifted a customized Hatayspor jersey at the final funeral rites of Christian Atsu.

A delegation from the Turkish club led by Vice President Mustapha Ozat were in attendance of the late Ghanaian footballer’s funeral at the forecourt of the State House.

At the ceremony, the Vice President of Hatayspor and his entourage presented a customized jersey to the Ghana President.

The 2015 AFCON best player died tragically in Turkey following a massive earthquake that hit the European country on February 6.

Atsu's body was pulled out of the rubble 12 days later after continuous search.

The winger had spells with several clubs before his untimely death, featuring for FC Porto, Rio Ave, Chelsea, AFC Bournemouth, Everton and others.

His final contribution to the game was scoring the winner for Hatayspor in the match against Kasimpasa.

He made 65 appearances and scored nine goals for the national team of Ghana.