Christian Atsu: Ghanaians raise concern over the lack of urgency in the pursuit of the footballer
The world of football and the world at large was hit with the sudden misfortune in Turkiye, Syria and other neighboring countries on the 6th of Feb. 2023.
A swift earthquake has reportedly claimed the lives of over 16,000 people. As widely circulated, a Ghanaian international soccer player who also once played for Chelsea Football Club (currently Hatayspor) is believed to be under the rubble of one of the collapsed buildings.
According to a section of Ghanaian Twitter users, the swiftness and urgency required in search of the once African Cup of Nation Best player are very low. Some believe the Turkiye rescue team Government of Ghana has failed to deliver the whereabouts of the winger.
One of the saddest aspects of Christian Atsu’s case is that, the Turkish officials who everyone is relying on, have also lost their families. They won't leave their families and look for our countryman.The GFA and the Government have to set up a rescue team for our Brother.😭🙏 pic.twitter.com/qZdT92yDIx
— Lezx Joseph McCarthy (@LezxJoseph) February 9, 2023
Looking at videos from where Christian Atsu stays at the renaissance residence (Rönesans Rezidans) there seem to little or zero urgency in the rescue efforts which isn’t right at all when voices can be heard from inside #ChristianAtsu pic.twitter.com/cbqEyLqfzC
— marknehpets (@mapkpets) February 10, 2023
Some also think after 5 days of not hearing anything from Atsu he is dead by now.
Even after 5 days, Do you still have genuine hope that Christian Atsu will be found?
— Albert Nat Hyde (@BongoIdeas) February 10, 2023
Eddie Howe expresses his concern about the inability to identify the whereabouts of the forward and sends his best wishes as well
🗣 "Hugely worrying."
Eddie Howe sends his best wishes to Christian Atsu and his family 🙏 pic.twitter.com/uOveAmXBOY
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 10, 2023