Players of the Black Stars team, has paid tribute to the late Christian Atsu at Baba Yara Sports Stadium. The former Chelsea and Newcastle winger, who was a former member of the team, tragically lost his life during the deadly earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria in February.
The Black Stars had not had an opportunity to come together to mourn their former teammate, apart from social media messages.
However, on Monday 21st March, 2023, the team gathered for their first training in Kumasi ahead of their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying game against Angola.
After training, the team stood behind a placard that read, “RIP Christian Atsu,” to pay their respects to the fallen footballer. Atsu played for Ghana between 2012 and 2019 and was an important member of the Black Stars team.
Ghana hosts Angola in the first leg of the 2023 AFCON qualifier at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Thursday, March 23, while the reverse fixture is scheduled for March 27 in Luanda.
The Black Stars are currently joint top of Group E with four points from two games, following a 3-0 victory over Madagascar and a 1-1 draw against the Central African Republic in June last year.