Ghanaians Pray For Christian Atsu 

Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu has topped Twitter trends following reports that he has been trapped by rubbles resulting from two “powerful” earthquakes in Turkey.


The first quake reportedly struck south-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, killing and trapping many, among whom is Atsu- Turkish Süper Lig club Hatayspor player- according to reports.


BBC cites US Geological Survey as saying the 7.8 magnitude tremor struck at 04:17 local time (01:17 GMT) at a depth of 17.9km (11 miles) near the city of Gaziantep.


The Second quake is said to have struck hours later at a magnitude of 7.5, in the Elbistan district of Kahramanmaras province, the BBC reports.


Rescue mission is underway.


Reports say close to 2,000 people have lost their lives while an unknown number of people have been trapped.


Ghanaians and the football fraternity have taken to Twitter and other social media platforms to solidarize and hope for Atsu to come out alive.


Atsu’s former club, Newcastle FC, Ghana’s Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ghanaian player Asamoah Gyan, sports journalists and several other Ghanaians have said a prayer for him.


Newcastle United FC tweeted, “Praying for some positive news, @ChristianAtsu20. ”

“OH GOD. Plsssssssss”, Asamoah Gyan captioned a picture of Atsu.

“God please”, female Sports journalist Juliet Bawuah tweeted.

Former President John Mahama has joined the trend calling on all Ghanaians to pray for Atsu.


“Let’s continue to pray for our brother Christian Atsu and his club director. The city of Hayat is in the region affected by the earthquake. Let’s continue to pray that God spares their lives.”

Source: Fuseini


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