The late Ghanaian star Christian Atsu lined up supporters at the national team camp and gave them money, according to former Black Stars head coach Kwasi Appiah.
Kwasi Appiah recalled the former Black Stars player’s charitable lifestyle, saying that Atsu helped football fans in addition to giving to orphanages, jails, and hospitals.
He said that there were multiple occasions when he would receive word that Atsu was giving money to supporters who had gathered outside the Black Stars hotel.
“In camp, he will gather the guys who come to the camp to get money. He will line them up and share money to these people. Most of the time I don’t witness it myself but you will hear your son is here. He’s donated to orphanages, prisons, hospitals and its difficult to understand the kind of person he is,” Kwasi Appiah told the press during his visit to Atsu’s family house.
According to the coach, “off the pitch he was a totally different person, his social life inspires us to follow his footsteps.”
Christian Atsu was discovered dead in the wreckage of the building he had been locked in for more than 12 days on Saturday, February 18, 2023.
Upon the body’s arrival on Sunday, February 19, the family has announced that a one-week ceremony will be performed on March 4, 2023, in honor of the late football player.
Christian Atsu, 31, left behind a wife and three children, all of whom reside in the UK.