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Ghana’s player Christian Atsu still missing after Turkey earthquake – agent

Author: Chany Ninrew | Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Christian Atsu during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Newcastle United Training Centre on January 28, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Former Newcastle United winger and Ghana international Christian Atsu is yet to be rescued from the rubble of the earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syra, in contrary to earlier reports that he had been rushed to hospital.
Relatives of Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu told AFP on Wednesday that they still had no news of the player playing for Turkish club Hatayspor after the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria , despite initially reassuring information.

The Ghanaian Embassy in Turkey and the Ghana Football Federation had ssured that the attacker had been found alive in the rubble of a collapsed building.

“The news I have is not good, he has not yet been found under the rubble,” Hatayspor coach Volkan Demirel told AFP.

“It’s a very distressing situation,” said Gaynor Fascione, Christian Atsu ‘s image agent, who is in contact with the player’s family in the United Kingdom.

“He is still missing. The club cannot find him among all the hospitals,” she told AFP.

“Everyone is trying to locate the medical centre where he might be.”

Initially, Ghana’s ambassador to Turkey, Francisca Ashietey-Odunton, said that Christian Atsu had been found in Hatayspor.

The earthquake, followed by powerful aftershocks, killed more than 11,200 people in Turkey and Syria, according to the latest official reports released on Wednesday, also leaving thousands injured and homeless in the freezing cold.


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