Former Black Stars player Kwame Ayew on Wednesday visited the family of late Christian Atsu to donate $10,000 on behalf of African football legend and Liberia President George Weah.
Atsu, a former Newcastle United and Chelsea winger, passed away in an earthquake that struck Turkey on February 6. His body was recovered from the rubble of his destroyed apartment a week later.
“I am deeply saddened to hear the devastating news of the passing of my neighbour, my small brother, and my young friend, the late Christian Atsu, who was a victim of the recent earthquake in Turkey,” said President Weah.
“I knew him personally, and in his formative years in the game of soccer, I had the opportunity to interact with him during his early training.”
“I would like to express my deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the bereaved family and to his friends everywhere for this irreplaceable loss. Rest In Peace, Small Brother.”
Atsu, who was crowned best player at the 2015 AFCON, was only 31 years old. His family has not yet announced any plans for his burial and funeral.