Ex-Chelsea Footballer Christian Atsu Discovered Alive In Earthquake Rubble: Ghanaian Official | Soccer Information


Christian Atsu has been discovered alive within the rubble of an earthquake, confirms envoy.© Twitter

Ghana nationwide participant and former Newcastle midfielder Christian Atsu has been discovered alive within the rubble of an earthquake that killed greater than 4,800 individuals in Turkey and neighbouring Syria, Ghana’s ambassador to Turkey stated Tuesday. Atsu, 31, joined Turkish Tremendous Lig facet Hatayspor in September, primarily based within the southern province of Hatay close to the epicentre of Monday’s huge quake. “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 Ashietey-Odunton advised Accra-based Asaase Radio, referring to a neighborhood Ghanaian neighborhood affiliation.

The envoy gave no additional particulars on his situation.

Hatayspor official Mustafa Ozat advised Play Spor streaming channel on Monday that Atsu was nonetheless within the rubble and was making an attempt to flee.

Atsu spent 5 seasons at Newcastle after an preliminary marketing campaign on mortgage earlier than leaving for Saudi Arabia in 2021.

He gained the final of his 60 Ghana nationwide caps in September 2019.

“We pray for Ghana International Christian Atsu and victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria,” the Ghana Soccer Affiliation stated on Twitter.

Dozens of countries have supplied support because the 7.8-magnitude quake struck early on Monday as individuals had been sleeping. Freezing climate has hampered emergency efforts.

Multi-storey condo buildings stuffed with residents had been among the many greater than 5,600 buildings decreased to rubble in Turkey, whereas Syria introduced dozens of collapses.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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