International player for Ghana Kamaldeen Sulemana has paid respect to the late Christian Atsu, who unfortunately perished in an earthquake in Turkey.
The deadly earthquake that struck Turkey early on Saturday morning stole numerous lives, and the 31-year-death old’s was confirmed shortly after his body was found in the ruins.
“Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.”
This news makes me feel incredibly sad.
Sincere condolences go out to the family of @christianatsu20.
Legend, rest easy,” he tweeted.
Atsu had been trapped under rubble for over 11 days before his passing, with the earthquake claiming the lives of over 45,000 people.
The Ghanaian had recently scored his first goal for Hatayaspor just hours before the natural disaster struck.
During his career, Atsu played 65 matches for Ghana, scoring nine goals. Two of his most famous goals came in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Egypt and in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, quarter-finals clash against Guinea, where he scored an absolutely breathtaking goal.