The football world is in mourning following the tragic passing of former Chelsea player Christian Atsu, who died in the recent earthquake that hit Turkey.
The news was confirmed by the Chelsea Football Club on its official Facebook page on Saturday.
Expressing their condolences, the club said, “Everyone at Chelsea Football Club is devastated to learn of the tragic passing of our former player, Christian Atsu. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.”
Okay.ng can confirm that he 31-year-old Ghanaian, until his sudden demise was playing in Turkey after a long career that had taken him through several of the world’s top leagues.
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After starring for Porto, he was signed by Chelsea and belonged to the London team for four seasons, in which he was on loan to various clubs such as Málaga, with whom he came to play in the Spanish First Division. He participated in 12 games and scored 2 goals.