Christian Atsu, a Ghanaian professional footballer, is still missing nine days after the devastating earthquake in Turkey. Atsu was in the city of Izmir on the day of the earthquake, which hit with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused widespread damage, with many buildings collapsing, and resulted in the loss of many lives. Despite extensive search efforts, Atsu has not been found.
Atsu, who has played for various football clubs including Chelsea, Newcastle United, and FC Porto, was in Turkey playing for his current team, Alanyaspor. Following the earthquake, the team released a statement expressing their concern for Atsu’s well-being and confirming that they were in contact with his family and local authorities. Atsu’s family has also released a statement asking for anyone with information on his whereabouts to come forward.
The search for Atsu and other missing individuals is ongoing, with rescue teams working around the clock to locate survivors and recover bodies. The earthquake has caused extensive damage in the region, with many people displaced and in need of urgent assistance.
Atsu’s fans and fellow footballers have taken to social media to express their concern and offer their support. Many have shared messages of hope and encouragement, and have urged the authorities to do everything possible to find Atsu and other missing individuals.
The situation in Turkey is a tragic reminder of the destructive power of natural disasters and the importance of disaster preparedness and response. Our thoughts are with Atsu’s family and all those affected by the earthquake, and we hope that he and other missing individuals are found safe and well.