The demise of Black Stars winger, Christian Atsu Twasam, has resurged some fond memories of him and other colleagues at the team’s camp following his passing on.
In one of such moments, his interaction with Baby Jet was short but funny and memorable.
Whilst Asamoah Gyan was with his phone somewhere at the corridors of the Black Stars’ hotel in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea, at the 2015 African Cup of Nations, he had a short conversation with Christian Atsu which many Ghanaians cannot forget in a hurry.
During the tournament, there was a meme in Ghana where people were doing sketches by providing sarcastic responses to questions which were assumed the answers were obvious.
That was the moment one could see another dressed up in a church fellowship’s dress for instance on a Sunday, holding a Bible and returning from Church but would still be asked if he/she went to church. The response may not be far from something like, “No, I’m going for fishing at the river.”
This craze took over the Black Stars camp and one between Asamoah Gyan, then Captain of the team and his teammate, the late Christian Atsu, sketched one which can be found in the video below:
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Meanwhile, Ghana’s President, Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said Christian Atsu will “sorely be missed and difficult to replaced,” following the confirmation of his death Saturday, February 18, 2023.
According to the President, “Ghana football has lost one of its finest personnel and ambassadors.”
The 31-year-old’s breathless body was pulled from the rubble in the region of Kahramanmaraş, in Turkey after a relentless search by his agent, Nana Sechere and some of his family members.
Atsu had been trapped under the rubble since Monday, February 6, 2023 until his remains was retrieved Saturday, February 18.
A search was mounted with the hope of finding him alive under the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Turkey nearly a fortnight ago.
The President, following the confirmation of his death expressed his condolences with the family with the ex Newcastle and Chelsea star.
Christian Atsu won 65 caps for Ghana and helped the Black Stars reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final in Equatorial Guinea.
He also played 258 club games from ten different clubs ranging from FC Porto to Hatayaspor, scoring 24 times and providing 30 assists in the process.
By Felix Anim-Appau|Onuaonline.com