Ghana’s President H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to grace the funeral of the late Black Stars winger Christian Atsu this weekend.
The President when he hosted the family of the deceased footballer at the seat of government, pledged the state’s support toward the organization of the funeral and burial of the player.
He said he wants to express to the bereaved family and the sporting football fraternity of Ghana, he expressed his deep condolences for what has happened…..and spoke not just for himself but the entire 31 million people of our country.
The President went on to say our responsibility is to give the bereaved family as much support as we can and that we can never erase the loss of this very brilliant man.
He added that the Ghanaian people must express their appreciation for the work that Atsu did for our nation and the contribution he made to the development of the game and sports in general.
He admonished the family of the late winger to arrange the funeral so that he can be able to attend in person. So in consultation with the presidency, the bereaved family settled on 17 March.
The President will be expected to be present at the funeral of Christian Atsu together with other high-profile government officials.