Christian Atsu Twasam, who passed away while playing for the Black Stars, is scheduled to be laid to rest today, March 17.
Before his mortal remains are taken to Dogobome in the Volta Region for interment, there will be a burial and thanksgiving service held at the forecourt of the State House at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the funeral.
Later on Sunday, March 19, the family will get together for the final funeral rites, which will be held at the funeral home.
At the service that will be held on Friday in the forecourt of the State House, family and friends, including former and current Black Star players, are expected to file past the body beginning at 6:30 in the morning.
The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will be the event’s special guest of honor.
In February, Christian Atsu was taken from this world far too soon as a result of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria, with the city of Hatayspor in southern Turkey bearing the brunt of the destruction.
The body of the Ghanaian footballer was located under the debris of his apartment after a search that lasted for a total of 12 days.
On February 19, his body was flown back to Ghana by Turkish Airlines. The flight took place on a Sunday.
Atsu, who is now 31 years old and has contributed 19 goals for the Black Stars, played in 65 matches for the team.
Additionally, he played for some of the most prestigious teams in Europe, including FC Porto, Chelsea, and Newcastle.
He was a player for the Turkish club Hatayspor up until the time of his passing, and representatives from that club are anticipated to be in attendance at the funeral service.