Ghana Calls For Prayers After Fears Christian Atsu Is Trapped In Turkey’s Devastating Earthquake

Reports indicates that Christian Atsu was on the 9th floor of the collapsed building with 9 other players and two officials. Three players and one official have been rescued from the devastating Earthquake in Turkey.

Officials of the club are at the site as search continues.

Both Atsu, 31, and his Hatayspor Sporting Director Taner Savut were left under rubble after the quake.

Hatayspor is the main club in Hatay, one of the cities affected by the 7.5 quake that has killed at least 2,000 people in Turkey and Syria.

“We pray for Ghana International Christian Atsu and victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria,” the Ghana FA said in a tweet.

“We continue with our efforts to establish contact with officials of Hatayspor and the Turkish Football Federation, considering the difficult situation,” it added.

Newcastle have also tweeted to add their prayers for: “Some positive news.”

Atsu, who has 65 caps for Ghana, spent the majority of his club career in England where he signed for Chelsea in September 2013.

The winger was loaned to a host of clubs including Everton, Bournemouth and Newcastle United, for whom he signed permanently in 2017.

“My thoughts and condolences go out to all those affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey 🙏 I hope for a speedy recovery for those injured and for the rebuilding of the communities affected 🖤,” Football Legend Robin Van Persie also wrote.

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