Speaking to Skysports in an interview today, Black Stars captain and the new signee for Nottingham Forest Andre Ayew has articulated his concerns in relation to the disappearance of former Ghana Blackstar wonder boy Christian Atsu, after Monday’s earthquakes in Turkey.
In the interview, the 33-year-old was prayerful that Christian Atsu would be rescued sound and strong. Dede Ayew further solidarized with the family of the former Chelsea player, and also revealed that as players, they have been in touch with one another and the family in a bid to stay up -to-date with the situation.
“With Christian’s [Atsu] situation, it’s been difficult last few days.
“We are trying to speak to each other.”
"As players, we have been trying to speak to each other, trying to get hold of the family, trying to know what’s happening."
“We are very sad and praying that he will be good and okay.
“The whole of Ghana is praying for him to be good and okay.
It’s a very difficult moment for us.
In Ghana, he was a great national team asset and we wish him well.
“You can’t really show what you really feel.
“It’s inside you and it is difficult. When you think about it know the people involved, people whom I am close to.
It’s hard, sad, difficult. You don’t know what to think. You realize that in this world, everything can go in one second. There are so many things going through your head.
“We are behind him. We keep believing.
I am someone who believes to the end. I believe everything is possible with God. “Hopefully he will be okay and his family will be relieved and the whole of Ghana will be.”
“I am very sad and down. For such a beautiful country, and beautiful people, it’s difficult.
“There are no words to describe how we all feel. Not just me personally, but everyone.
And for the other families out there in Turkey, we are praying for them and hope they get the maximum of people safe.
For all the Turkish people, they know what I feel for the country.
I am with them. May God bless them and give them the heart to sustain this difficult moment.
Rescue missions are still ongoing at the Hatay Renaissance residence for the 31-year-old Ghanaian footballer.
More than 22000 people have been killed and tens of thousands injured after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, 6th February, 2023.