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Asamoah Gyan’s tribute to Atsu

Ever since Christian Atsu’s demise was announced testimonies about his selfless being keep pouring in.

Asamoah Gyan, former captain of the Black Stars, has joined the others in penning down a heartfelt homage to the late Ghanaian international.

According to him, Atsu was one of his favorites as he derived support and encouragement from him.

He commended Christian for remaining humble despite reaching the height of his career.

The former captain added that Ghana and the world at large has lost a great soul, as Atsu is irreplaceable.

Find Asamoah Gyan’s tribute:

Christian was one of my favourite players and also one of the guys very close to my heart.

I’m not God but the trust Christian had in me was unbelievable. He always tells me “ Asa, please try and play every game for us cos I don’t see us winning without you”.

Anytime he sees me, he shakes he head and starts laughing. After every goal I score, Christian always walks to me and always say “ Asa, Nyame shira wo (God bless you). My heart is in pain for loosing humble, innocent and unbelievable footballer like Christian. Thank you for everything. Rest in Peace Brother.

Today, Friday, March 17 the late Christian Atsu’s family, friends, football players, and prominent figures, including President Akufo-Addo, have gathered to pay their final respects.

Atsu was discovered dead on Saturday, having spent the previous 12 days trapped beneath wreckage after the terrible earthquake that devastated Turkey and Ukraine.