The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is considering retiring the Black Stars’ number 7 jersey in honor of the late Christian Atsu.
The GFA will make the Black Stars No.7 jersey which Christian Atsu wore anytime he represented the nation a very special piece.
The Eastern Regional Football Association’s (RFA) Chairman, Linford Boadu, confirmed the Ghana FA’s decision to retire the number 7 jersey in honor of Atsu, in an interview with Koforidua-based Bryt FM.
He’s reported to have said;
“The scenario is depressing. I had assumed that Atsu would be living alone in a little apartment;
I had not anticipated his living in such a large flat, but he claimed that there had been instability once he joined the club in Turkey.
It was hard to imagine anyone could survive after that 45-second earthquake, but we were hoping to discover Christian Atsu alive until news broke he had been found dead.
He gave his all to the country, and at the brief ceremony to receive Atsu’s remains, vice president, Dr. Bawumia announced that the government will help arrange a respectable funeral for him. To me, that is a major plus because, given how well he served the country, Atsu deserves a proper funeral.
“The number 7 shirt should be retired in memory of Atsu, but there should be a meeting to make that decision, according to some members of the FA’s Executive Council.