Togo and Arsenal legend Emmanuel Adebayor in attendance of late Christian Atsu’s funeral

Published on: 17 March 2023

Former Togo international, Emmanuel Adebayor is in attendance of the late Christian Atsu’s final funeral rites.

The former Arsenal star arrived in Accra on Friday morning to pay his last respect to the fallen Ghana star.

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.

Adebayor was close friends with the Ghanaian footballer, penning an emotional farewell as Atsu is laid to rest on 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," wrote Adebayor on Instagram.

Atus made 65 appearances for the senior national team, scoring nine goals for the Black Stars.