Eric Marfo, a prisoner who was helped by the late Black Stars midfielder, Christian Atsu Twasam has expressed disappointment in the GFA and GHALCA for allowing league matches over the weekend whilst the state and family of the late footballer bid him farewell.
According to Mr. Marfo, Atsu dedicated his life and played for the nation and should have been given that last honour by suspending the league matches to allow the players in the local league properly join the family to bid the late Chelsea and Newcastle star farewell.
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Speaking with Alfred Takyi Mensah on Sports Centre on Onua FM Thursday, March 16, 2023, the man who owes his freedom to Atsu said the league organisers have not been fair with the Twasam family.
Watch him and Alfred Takyi Mensah below:
Meanwhile, preparations are underway at the State House as it gets ready to host the final funeral rites of Christian Atsu on Friday, March 17.
The former Black Stars winger died in February after being trapped in rubble for several days following a massive earthquake in Turkey.
As a large gathering is expected to mourn the loss of the beloved footballer, the State House is being prepared to accommodate the mourners.
3Sports’ Bill Eshun visited the venue on Thursday and witnessed the ongoing preparations.
Christian Atsu's final funeral rites will be done on March 17, 2023 at the State House in Accra.@Bill_Eshun visited the location and had this report.#3Sports pic.twitter.com/kUncuktMdL
— #3Sports (@3SportsGh) March 16, 2023
During his career, Atsu played over 60 matches for the Black Stars and scored nine goals, earning a reputation as a talented and hardworking player. His sudden death has shocked the football community, and his funeral is expected to be attended by many of his former teammates, coaches, and fans.
By Felix Anim-Appau|Onuaonline.com