We’re Contacting All Ghanaian Players In Turkey To Ensure Their Safety – GFA

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has said that its national team’s department is reaching out to all Ghanaian players in Turkey which has been hit by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Monday to ensure their safety.

This comes in the wake of news reports that Ghana winger Christian Atsu has been trapped under the rubble after the incident and has not been rescued yet.

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Isaac Cofie, a midfielder was also affected by the disaster but is confirmed to be safe. Some female Ghanaian footballers have also been confirmed safe.


The FA has come out with a statement that it is working in concert with some NGOs to ensure Ghanaian players based in Turkey are all safe.

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The GFA said that it’s National Teams Department has been making contact with all Ghanaian footballers within Turkey and Syria to ensure their safety.

It went further to state that it will continue to work in tandem with all authorities and NGOs as it remains confident of receiving good news.

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Atsu is still unreachable according to Turkish and Ghanaian reports and the rescue team is still working on reaching him and the club’s sporting director Taner Savut.

Source: Kingaziz.com