President of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), Kwabena Yeboah, has paid tribute to the late Christian Atsu, describing him as a humble and down-to-earth person despite his fame and wealth.
Atsu, a former Ghanaian international footballer, passed away on February 18, 2023, after a devastating earthquake hit Turkey and Syria on February 6, claiming the lives of over 60,000 people in both countries.
His final funeral rites were held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra, Ghana, where friends, family, and fans paid their last respects to the fallen hero.
Yeboah spoke highly of Atsu’s character and personality, saying that he never let his success go to his head.
He praised the late footballer for remaining grounded and remembering his roots even after achieving great success on the field.
“He never allowed his fame and wealth to get into his head. Often times when footballers get very famous, they tend to be a bit haughty and they tend to be a bit super zealous.
“He never ever got to that point. He never forgot his roots,” Yeboah said.