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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.



Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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