Cheetah FC to construct a pitch in honour of late Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu
President of Ghanaian lower-tier side Cheetah FC, Abdul Hay Yartey has revealed that his outfit has decided to name a pitch for Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu Twasam who lost his life through earthquake in Turkey.
Atsu, 31, was plying his trade with Turkish top-flight club Hatayspor but met his untimely death after getting trapped in a rubble which occurred earlier this month.
He was a product of Cheetah FC based in the Central region of Ghana.
Cheetah FC discovered the former Black Stars winger where he secured a move to Portugal, joining FC Porto before a mouthwatering deal to English Premier League giant’s Chelsea FC.
In a documentary done by GH One TV, regarding the growth of Christian Atsu Twasam and how the club took the news, Abdul Hay Yartey said Cheetah FC had a plan to surprise Christian with a grass pitch named after him until his saddened demise.
According to Yartey, they will have to honour Atsu for the immense contribution to the club and the state at large.
“The grass pitch we are doing was to name after Christian and I saw how happy he was, and he actually granted me an interview when we were commissioning the astro turf pitch and I was wishing to surprise him through the grass pitch and call him that Christian come, I have done a grass pitch and want to name after you, this pitch is called Atsu’s pitch but quiet unfortunate he couldn’t wait for that time”.
Christian previously played for Everton FC, AFC Bournemouth, Newcastle United and Malaga FC in Spain.
Story Kolog Bonaventure