Ghanaian football star Christian Atsu, who died in the recent earthquake in Turkey, will receive a state burial in Ghana.
The vice president of Ghana, HE Mahamudu Bawumia, made this known at the Kotoka International Airport while welcoming the remains of the footballer.
The body of Christian Atsu was retrieved from the rubbles in nearly two weeks after the incident.
Christian Atsu is not only remembered for his talent as a football player but also a philanthropist who took up several humanitarian projects. He helped pay the fines of many prisoners and supported their re-integration into the society.
Several people have popped up online to testify how the black star footballer helped them in one way or the other. Nigerian comedian Dr Craze revealed how Atsu helped pay his university fees through to graduation.
The state and family of Christian Atsu are yet to announce funeral and burial arrangements. The body has since been deposited at the 37 Military hospital.