Atsu was a humanitarian, charity ambassador – GOC

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), says it was deeply sad­dened by the passing of Ghana international footballer, Christian Atsu.

A statement signed by the GOC President, Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah, expressed the GOC’s condolences to the immediate and extended families of Atsu and the entire country.

“A son, and a brother to his family, Christian Atsu was also a devoted hus­band to his wife and a loving father to his children. Our deepest condolences to all those he has sadly left behind,” it stated.

“Beyond football and sports, the nation has lost a son who was a true patriot over and above his calling as a profes­sional sportsman,” it added.

The GOC, it said, would support the foundation of the late fallen hero and protect his legacy as a humanitarian and charity ambassador.

“It is the fervent hope of the Olympic movement in Ghana, that a state funeral would be accord­ed,d Christian Atsu as a national hero,” it stressed.

“Also comforting is the knowledge that the many lives Christian touched will always remember his beautiful deeds on and off the pitch,” it added.


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