Christian Atsu has not been found contrary to earlier reports, the players club has disclosed The club made the unfortunate disclosure on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, a day after Ghanaians and Atsu’s family celebrated the news that he’s been found alive from a pile of rubble The earthquake in Turkey has claimed the lives of at least 7,000 people in both Turkey and Syria
Christian Atsu’s club in Turkey where a devastating earthquake has claimed thousands of lives has said contrary to earlier reports, the Ghanaian international has not been rescued from the rubble. Hatayspor deputy chairman and press spokesperson Mustafa Özat said it is an unfortunate turn of events for the club and the family of the player who have been on edge since Monday, February 6, 2023.
On Tuesday, reports from credible sources in Turkey claimed Atsu had been rescued alive from a huge pile of rubble with some injuries and breathing difficulty, bringing joy to many Ghanaians and the player’s family.
Hatayspor Başkanvekili ve Basın Sözcüsü Mustafa Özat: "Christian Atsu'nun enkaz altından çıkarıldığına dair bilgi almıştım ancak şu anda gelen bilgi Atsu ve Taner Savut hocamızın enkaz altında olduğuna dair, inşallah bir an önce güzel haberler gelir."
— Ajansspor (@ajansspor) February 8, 2023
Atsu was said to be in the same building as Taner Savut when the earthquake hit. The latest revelation by the club will mostly heighten concern from the philanthropic player. Also, Hatayspor Sporting doctor Gurbey Kahveci told Hurriyet Turkey, a news outlet, that a vigorous search at the hospital where the player was said to have been taken to for treatment has failed to produce him.
Christian Atsu was not found, Hatayspor club doctor #JoySports pic.twitter.com/iQlk1AUeiR
— #JoySports (@JoySportsGH) February 8, 2023