A prayer has been said for Black Stars midfielder Christian Atsu by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Many prominent people have prayed for him, including the former minister of trade and industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, and former president John Dramani Mahama.
Following the earthquake in Turkey, news of the missing former Chelsea player broke yesterday.
Meanwhile, he was reported to have been found and taken to the hospital in a number of reports last night.
President Akufo-Addo expressed the nation’s condolences to Turkey and Syria on his Facebook page.
“I extend sincere condolences to the governments and peoples of Turkey and Syria on the devastation and the tragic loss of lives occasioned by Monday’s earthquake,” he said on behalf of the government and people of Ghana.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the survivors, and we pray that our fellow Ghanaian, Christian Atsu, is found safe and sound,” the former president Mahama stated in a letter.
“Let’s keep praying for our brother Christian Atsu and his club director.
The area where the earthquake occurred includes the city of Hayat. Let’s keep asking God to spare their lives.
On his Facebook page, the vice president also wrote: “My thoughts and prayers are with our brother Christian Atsu, all Ghanaians in Turkey and Syria, and the people in these countries as a result of the earthquake. May God keep them all safe.
The player from the Hatayspor Football Club, who scored the team’s lone winning goal a day before the earthquake struck, has received an abundance of well wishes and prayers on social media.