Ghanaian former professional footballer, Michael Essien’s wife Akosua Puni has arrived for the ongoing funeral rites of late Black Stars winger, Christian Atsu Twasam at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.
Ghanaians are in a state of mourning as they currently observing the state-assisted funeral rites of the late Christian Atsu Twasam, a famous Ghanaian international football star who passed after going missing in the immediate aftermath of the 2023 Turkey–Syria earthquake.
His death comes after several days of going missing. He went missing on February 6, 2023. On February 18, his lifeless body was discovered and was flown from Turkey to his family in Ghana on 20 February.
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His funeral rites are underway at the state house today. March 17, 2023, with loved ones present at the event. In a video sighted, Michael Essien’s wife Akosua Puni was seen at the final rite of the late Christian Atus.
The former Ghana star who is currently a coach for Nordsjaelland FC in Denmark could not attend the funeral, hence, his wife will represent him.
Similarly to Essien’s wife, representatives of some current and former Black Stars players who were unable to attend the funeral are expected to join the deceased’s family to observe the final rites of their beloved.
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Whereas others who will be available will attend and pay their late respect to their teammate or colleague footballer.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice Mahamudu Bawumia and other government officials, local and international teammates, and officials are all expected to grace the burial.
Watch the video below:
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