The British newspaper, Mirror, revealed shocking details about the Ghanaian player, Christian Atsu, who was pulled from the rubble following the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey this week, with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale.
The newspaper stated that the former Chelsea and Newcastle player returned to his home after playing a match in the Turkish League with his team, Hatayspor, and scored a goal in the last minute against Qasim Pasha.
She added that Atsu celebrated the victory with his friends by playing “poker” late before the earthquake.
She indicated that the last person who spoke to the Ghanaian player was his agent at 3:30 am after midnight on Sunday, indicating that the Hatayspor player returned to his home at 4 am, while the earthquake began 20 minutes later.
The Ghanaian player’s agent stated that he had received a call from the Turkish club at five in the morning informing him that the building in which the player lived had fallen and was completely destroyed, and they did not know anything about the player.
He added that the player’s apartment is on the ninth floor of the 11-storey building, explaining that Atsu was asleep during the earthquake, while he was pulled from the wreckage and taken to hospital to monitor his health condition.
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