The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that the State will offer the needed support to the family of the late Black Stars player, Christian Atsu Twasam.

The Veep made this known when he joined other dignitaries and a host of Ghanaians to welcome the mortal remains of the late Chelsea and Newcastle United star at the Kotoka International Airport on Sunday evening.

The body aboard a Turkish Airline Flight was accompanied by Ghana’s Ambassador to Turkey, Francisca Ashitey Odunton, elder brother and twin sister of the skilful midfielder.

His casket draped in a Ghana Flag was carried by officers of the Ghana Armed Forces in a shot solemn ceremony at the VIP Lounge of the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

Christian Atsu was found dead under the rubble of his home on Saturday morning (February 18, 2023) almost two weeks after the Turkey earthquake.

The Ghana international had not been seen since the quake that caused the collapse of the apartment in the city of Hatay in which he was staying.

His club Hatayspor initially reported he was rescued “with injuries” but a day later that position changed.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to announce to all well-wishers that sadly Christian Atsu’s body was recovered this morning,” his agent Nana Sekyere tweeted on Saturday.

“My deepest condolences go to his family and loved ones. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers and support.”