Ghana international, Christian Atsu has been found dead in Turkey following an earthquake that struck the country last week.
The Black Stars winger sadly passed away 12 days after being trapped under rubble following the devastating earthquake that hit the city of Hatay. He died at the age of 31.
According to the player’s Turkish manager, Murat Uzunmehmet, Atsu was already dead when pulled out of the wreckage.
“Christian Atsu was found and unfortunately passed away,” he wrote on Twitter.
Few hours after the match, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the city of Hatay where the player plies his trade.
Atsu last played for the Black Stars of Ghana in 2019 at the Africa Cup of Nations. He had a temporary break from the team as he revealed he wanted to concentrate on club football.
The 31-year-old started his career in Ghana with Cheetah FC before moving to Porto in 2009, starting with the youth team before joining the senior side in 2011.
Atsu moved to Turkey last September and scored his first goal for Hatayspor just hours before the devastating earthquake.
To date, the disaster has claimed the lives of over 35,000 individuals.