First photos of Christian Atsu’s coffin draped in Ghana flag


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The mortal remains of Christian Atsu Twasam arrived at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on Sunday night, February 19, as earlier slated.

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The body of the former Black Stars winger was conveyed on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul in a coffin draped in the national flag.

On its arrival at KIA, the corpse was received by the Ghana Armed Forces (GFA), accompanied by the Tsawam family, the Ghana Football Association (GFA), and the Government.

READ ALSO: Christian Atsu Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, on behalf of President Akufo-Addo, led the government delegation to receive the mortal remains.

Other notable faces at the VIP Lounge of KIA included the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, and a deputy Sports Minister.

A short ceremony was held at the venue before it was moved into a waiting hearse.

It is gathered that the remains will be taken to the 37 Military Hospital for preservation awaiting further funeral arraignments by the family.

Check out more photos from the ceremony below



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