Türkiye quakes: Ex-Newcastle player Atsu found alive from rubble
Ghana national player,31, joined Turkish Super Lig side Hatayspor in September
Ghana national player and former Newcastle midfielder Christian Atsu was found alive on Tuesday.
As reported, Christian Atsu,31, joined Turkish Super Lig side Hatayspor in September, which is based in the southern province of Hatay near the epicentre of Monday’s massive quakes.
Christian Atsu, was rescued from under rubble in the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria, the vice president of his current team, Turkey’s Hatayspor, said on Tuesday.
Hatayspor official Mustafa Ozat told Play Spor streaming channel on Monday that Atsu was still in the rubble and was trying to escape.
Ghanaian Envoy Francisca Ashietey-Odunton shared the good news with Accra-based Asaase Radio, referring to a local Ghanaian community association on Tuesday.
“I have good news coming. I am just getting information from the president of the Ghana association that Christian Atsu has been found in Hatay,” Francisca said.
However, no update on Atsu’s health condition was shared.
Earlier this morning I spoke to the manager and agent of Christian Atsu, Nana Sechere, and he confirmed Atsu has been rescued.— Ohene-Bampoe Brenya (@obbampoegh) February 7, 2023
We pray for Atsu’s recovery pic.twitter.com/0PxAsZ84Yt
Christian Atsu's twin sister: "I received a call from his agent around 6 am this morning that he has been found and taken to the hospital. We thank God though but I want to hear his voice before I calm down."I am preparing to leave for Turkey. I want to see the extent of injury. pic.twitter.com/JgF8EK0CyR— CAPODESUPREMO (@CapoDeSupremo) February 7, 2023
❤️🇬🇭 We have woke up to some positive news: Christian Atsu has been pulled out from the rubble alive after the earthquake in Türkiye, reports @yagosabuncuoglu.— EuroFoot (@eurofootcom) February 7, 2023
Sending strength and support to all those that have been affected… pic.twitter.com/789GUAlLea