Chief Executive Officer of Cheetah FC, Hayye Yartey has kicked against claims that Christian Atsu never donated to a church in Ghana.
According to him, the late footballer gave his maiden salary he received from FC Porto to a church in Ghana.
Hayye Yartey, who facilitated the former Chelsea winger’s first move abroad, claims Atsu was a devout Christian who never compromised his faith.
“He was a Christian. Very devoted to his religion, and his Bible. There is a church just behind us where he always wanted to pull his fellow players.
“I remember when Christian went to Porto and succeeded in the trials, Porto went on to pay him 800 euros a month. So I received 800 euros [the same amount as his salary] through Western Union from Christian and I was so happy thinking he had sent me money but his call followed up and he said the 800 euros he had sent was equivalent to x amount of Ghana cedis which he ordered me to give to the church,” he told TV3.
From Porto, Atsu later secured a move to English Premier League side, Chelsea based on the recommendation of then-manager Jose Mourinho.