REVEALED: Christian Atsu gave his first FC Porto salary to a church in Ghana

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President and Bankroller of Cheetah FC, Abdul Haye Yartey has made a revelation which seems to have been the backbone of Christian Atsu’s favour in life.

The 31-year-old is no more following the devastating earthquake in Turkey early February which took millions of people. 

Atsu is known to be a philanthropist but his level of affection to the poor and needy was very remarkable having set-up an orphanage home, bailing out prisoners through amnesty international and building of school block in his hometown among other factors.

According to the President of his boyhood club, Cheetah FC, Abdul Yartey, the former Ghana International offered his full maiden salary which he received at FC Porto to a church in Ghana.

“He was a Christian. Very devoted to his religion, and his Bible. There is a church just behind us where he always wanted to pull his fellow players.

“I remember when Christian went to Porto and succeeded in the trials, Porto went on to pay him 800 euros a month. So I received 800 euros [the same amount as his salary] through Western Union from Christian and I was so happy thinking he had sent me money but his call followed up and he said the 800 euros he had sent was equivalent to x amount of Ghana cedis which he ordered me to give to the church,” he told TV3

Atsu Portuguese giant’s FC Porto moved to English Premier League side, Chelsea FC based on the recommendation of then-manager Jose Mourinho.

Before a later move to Malaga then to AFC Bournemouth, Everton FC and Newcastle United.

His last two clubs before his demise was in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, Hatayspor.

Story Kolog Bonaventure

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