Government to offer state-assisted burial for Christian as his burial date is revealed

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President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that government will offer a state-assisted burial for the late Christian Atsu.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made the revelation when Christian Atsu’s family paid him a visit at the Jubilee House to officially inform him of the player’s demise.

“Our responsibility is to give you enough support that you need. It can never erase the loss of this brilliant man. I want the Chief of Staff…to make sure that we organise a state-assisted funeral for Christian Atsu depending on the date the family and GFA will select,” said the President during a visit paid by Atsu’s family.

“Everything will be done from the point of view of the government to make sure he gets a dignified exit. That is my duty and responsibility as a president to make sure that happens, President Akufo-Addo added.

Christian Atsu was confirmed dead on Saturday, February 18 after his body was found 12 days after he went missing after a devastating earthquake struck some cities in Turkey and Syria, one which took over 40,000 lives.

Atsu will be buried on Friday, March 17, 2023, a decision which was made following a meeting between his family, the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the Ministry of Youth and Sports and other stakeholders.

Further details of the burial of the former Chelsea and Newcastle United winger is expected to be announced by his family in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Atsu’s One week celebration will be held on Friday, March 4 at the Adjiringanor Astro-Turf.

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