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Ghana FA to Observe a Minute Silence during Premier League, Division League Matches in Honor of Atsu

A minute’s silence will be observed before matches of the three top tiers football leagues this weekend to honor the late footballer Christian Atsu.

Ghana Football Association (GFA) joined millions of fans globally in sympathizing with the family of the former Hatayspor star, who died in a devastating earthquake in Turkey, 

In a statement on its official website, GFA ordered all the clubs to observe a minute silence in honor of the Black Stars midfielder.

“Notice is being served for a one-minute silence at all GFA-organized competitions in honor of Christian Atsu,” the statement reads.

“The former Ghana International passed on Saturday, February 18, 2023, after his body was recovered from the rubble of a collapsed building following the earthquake that struck Southern and Central Turkey on Monday, February 6, 2023.

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“Stakeholders, especially Match Commissioners, and Referees, are to take note and act accordingly.”

Atsu played 65 times for Ghana’s national team and helped his side reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final.

During his career, the winger played for Porto, Chelsea, Everton and, Bournemouth, Newcastle.


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