Christian Atsu of Ghana has been confirmed dead in the Turkey earthquake.

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Christian Atsu, a Ghanaian footballer, has died, Citi Sports can confirm.

Nana Sechere, his agent, confirmed his death to Citi Sports.

How Christian Atsu’s death happened

The 31-year-old was reported to be trapped under rubble in the aftermath of two devastating earthquakes that struck Syria and Turkey 12 days ago, where he played club football for Hatayspor.

Christian Atsu

In earlier reports, Christian Atsu had been pulled from the rubble, injured but still alive, and taken to a hospital for treatment.

Hours after the reports, which were confirmed by Hatayspor Vice President Mustafa Ozat and the Ghana Football Association, neither Atsu nor the hospital to which he was allegedly taken had been identified.

The search for the player resumed in earnest, with reports that his shoe had been discovered in the debris days later.

His Football history

Atsu scored a wonderful last-minute winner from a free-kick for Hatayspor in his final game, the night before the quakes struck.

He had previously played for Porto, Rio Ave, Chelsea, Vitesse, Bournemouth, Everton, Newcastle, Malaga, Al-Raed, and Manaus.

He also made 65 appearances for Ghana’s Black Stars, scoring nine goals.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Claire Rubio, and their three children, two sons and a daughter.

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