Christian Atsu‘s wife, Marie Clara Rupio, with whom he has three children, has spoken out for the first time since the player’s tragic death, which has been trending on social media for three days.
Yesterday, reports on social media claimed that the player had been discovered alive and was being taken to a hospital for treatment.
Ghanaians took to the internet to rejoice over the news, but an updated report dismissed the claims that Atsu had been found.
Following the news, Dan Kwaku Yeboah of Peace FM paid a visit to Christian Atsu’s family home in Ogbojo, Accra.
The atmosphere in the house was tumultuous, with many family members struggling to keep their emotions in check.
Speaking with the player’s elder brother, a pastor, he told the sports journalist that the player’s wife had spoken to them and that she is currently depressed due to a loss of hope and courage.
According to Atsu’s pastor brother, his wife hasn’t heard from him and is unsure whether or not her husband is alive, making the situation very depressing.
Meanwhile, she had previously been informed that her husband had been rescued.
She also pleaded with Ghanaians to keep praying for her husband until he is found.
The confusion began when a Christian Atsu lookalike was rescued – it was later discovered that the Ghanaian international was not the one who was rushed to the hospital.