Christian Atsu is de@d

Christian Atsu

Former Black Stars winger, Christian Atsu has been confirmed dead.

Christian Atsu died aged 31, his agent and manager have both confirmed.

The former Premier League footballer, who played for both Newcastle United and Chelsea, went missing following the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria on Monday, February 6. His body has now been discovered and the sad news was confirmed on Saturday morning.

Atsu was reported as missing within hours of the earthquake.

He scored a last-minute winner for current club Hatayspor in their home game against Turkish Super Lig rivals Kasimpasa on Sunday, February 5 – just hours before the devastating event unfolded.

Atsu joined the Turkish side last September and was in the city of Antakya when the earthquake struck earlier this month. The winger also represented the likes of Porto, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga during his career, as well as playing international football for Ghana.

Christian Atsu is de@d

Christian Atsu is de@d

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