The Twasam family of Ada Dorgobom is considering holding a One Week mourning ceremony for the late Black Star player, Christian Atsu Twasam, following his unfortunate death due to the recent earthquake in Turkiye
Torgbe Abu Fianu who made this known to Trust FM also revealed that the ceremony will likely be on Saturday, 4 March 2023, at the Adjiringanor park in the Greater Accra Region.
Meanwhile, he hinted on Monday morning that the family is not pleased to bury its royal away from home, despite the government’s signal to give the former Chelsea footballer a state burial.
Notwithstanding, Mr. Fianu was quick to say that the family would accept the state ceremony in Accra, but will take the mortal remains to Ada for burial.
“We met as a family and set March 4 and Adjiringanor for a one-week celebration, though the government has a say in finalizing the decision,” Mr. Fianu said.
Looking at the body language of the military and the Vice President, Dr. Bawumia right from the Kotoka International Airport to the morgue at 37, it is likely government would take up the funeral. However, Atsu is a traditionalist and a twin, thus needs to be buried at home,” he added.
According to www.myjoyonline.com, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has pledged to the Twasam family a befitting burial for the late son, Christian Atsu.
Atsu, the deceased winger for the national team, died in an earthquake that shook Turkiye two weeks ago and his body was retrieved on Saturday, 18 February 2023.
But on Trust FM’s Agoo Ghana, Torgbe Abu Fianu, a member of the Twasam family said that the family was in a meeting deciding to kick against the government’s befitting burial comment, which in their understanding suggested the mortal remains would be buried in Accra, away from home.
According to Abu Fianu, in the culture of the people of Ada, twins are buried at same location, and thus burying Atsu in a state cemetery may deny his twin sister Atsupie the norm.
The mortal remains of Atsu is deposited at the 37 Military Hospital Morgue, pending final funeral rite.
Christian Atsu Twasam left behind a German national wife and 3 children, two males and a female which, close sources say the first boy is taking after his dad in the football career.
He was brought up including his 11 siblings at their Dorgobo, Ada rural community in the Greater Accra region.
Having played his first match in 2012 against Lesotho under coach Kwasi Appiah, Christian Atsu scored 9 goals in 65 appearances.
His best moment with the senior national team, Black star was in 2015 when he won both the AFCON best player and best goal of the tournament hosted by Equitoral Guinea.
Until his demise, he played for the Hatayspor football club in Turkiye.