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Contrary to the statement of the Taysspor spokesman yesterday (Tuesday) that Christian Atsu was rescued injured and rushed to the hospital, today it turns out that they still do not know what happened to the footballer following the severe earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria.
Atsu's agent, Nana Shachara, was quoted in Western media yesterday as saying that the player had been rescued and was in a stable condition, but today issued a statement on Twitter in which he wrote: "Despite the statement from Taysspor that Christian was rescued from the wreckage alive, we still do not know where he is. As you probably know Imagine, these are difficult times for his family who are doing everything to locate him."
The Taysspor coach, Volkan Demirel, arrived in Istanbul and there he said: "There is no news regarding Etsu and professional manager Tanner Sabut. Do you think I would have said that if they were in the hospital?"
The club doctor added: "We went to nursing homes and did not find Atsu and Tanner there. Unfortunately, we have to accept the fact that they still haven't been found."
On the other hand, the Ghanaian embassy in Turkey insisted today that Atsu was rescued.
The ambassador, Francesca Ashitei-Odonton, went on the radio in her homeland and said: "We are unable to contact Atsu because of the commotion and confusion, but he was rescued from the rubble and rushed to a hospital. We are still trying to find out which hospital."
We continue to wait for good news.
Atsu (Photo: GettyImages, Ian MacNicol)
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Yesterday, the body of Yeni Maltiaspor goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan, who had been missing since the earthquake, was found.
Turkaslan, who was 28 years old at the time of his death, served as the deputy goalkeeper of Maltiaspor and previously played for several teams, among them Ankaraspor and Omaranispor.
In Syria, 45-year-old Nader Jokhader, former striker of the Syrian national team, was killed.
Earthquake in Turkey