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Update on Christian Atsu brings hope

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Angel FM’s  sports journalist Saddick Adams has given some updates on the search for Christian Atsu.

He wrote this on his Twitter page;

“Christian Atsu was on the 9th floor of the collapsed building with 9 other players and 2 officials.

3 players and one official have been rescued.

Officials of the club are at the site as search continues. Our brother will be out safe. Insha Allah. Trust”

As reported by multiple outlets in Turkey, a search and rescue operation is underway for Ghanaian international Atsu – who joined Turkish Super Lig club Hatayspor last summer.

Two of his team-mates as well as members of the technical staff were said to have been pulled out of the rubble, though Atsu – who scored a dramatic late winner for his club yesterday – is still missing.

Atsu joined Chelsea in 2013 but never played a competitive minute for the club as he was sent out on loan for a number of seasons including to Everton and Newcastle.

Though he made just five appearances at Everton, he impressed enough on loan at Newcastle to make a permanent move to the Magpies.

In total, he made 107 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals, before joining Saudi side Al-Raed in 2021.

Atsu was in action last night for Hatayspor, scoring a goal in the seventh minute of stoppage time in a 1-0 victory over Kasimpasa.

 

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