Home / Opinion / Messi Won World Cup At 35, Christian Atsu Was retired by 31 – Sonnie Badu Calls Out GFA

Messi Won World Cup At 35, Christian Atsu Was retired by 31 – Sonnie Badu Calls Out GFA

Spread the love

Preacher and musician, Sonnie Badu has called on the Ghana Football Association to reform its mindset and change its attitude.

In his opinion, it is disturbing how the football body has virtually forced some players, over the years, into early retirement.

His views were contained in an open letter to the GFA in the aftermath of the funeral and burial of Black Stars player, Christian Atsu.

He referred to the case where Christian Atsu, known to some as the Messi of Ghana, was retired by 31 years whereas Lionel Messi, the PSG star and Argentina skipper won the World Cup in Qatar at the age of 35.

“Dear GFA @chris_atsu has been finally laid to rest. However, let me say this .. Let this be a reform of mindset and a change of attitude…. I know our @ghana_fa_official chairman will do things differently

See also  It Is Frustrating And Embarrassing To Talk About My Arrears – Former Black Stars Coach CK Akonnor

“I heard in recent interviews people saying that he was the Messi of Ghana… Well you guys retired him quick – whiles Messi is still playing the World Cup… Messi is 35 and Astu was 31 …

“Let us learn how to make players feel important while they are alive. We should not wait for something to happen to them before we take over their funeral expenses and all of that,” his letter read in part.

Atsu’s funeral and burial held

The March 17, 2023 final funeral rites of Christian Atsu attracted people from all walks of life as the forecourt of the State House buzzed with activity.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his vice were in attendance along with a high-powered government delegation. Also in attendance was the former president John Dramani Mahama.

See also  GFA: Over 60 Coaches Apply For Black Stars Coaching Job

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) was led by its president Kurt Okraku who also led members of the association and a group of former Black Stars players.

GhanaWeb checks showed that a number of non-Ghanaian colleagues of the late Atsu were also in town for the event.

The most visible of them being Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor, the former Togolese international.

Also in attendance was Emmanuel Eboue, former Arsenal and Ivorian international, who were both captured by GhanaWeb lenses at the event.

The Ghana News Agency also reported the presence of Katalin Comoe, an Ivorian international at the funeral.

Atsu died in the February 6 earthquake that struck Turkey and parts of Syria. He was declared missing till his remains were recovered on February 18.

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU for constantly reading stories on TodayGhanaMedia.com,  news publishing website from Ghana. Kindly like, follow, comment and SHARE stories on all social media platforms for more entertaining updates!

 

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyGhanamedia2?t=a-5oaraqzZRzwVlU7c_2aw&s=09

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel :  https://youtube.com/@mgmtv113
 

Source: GhanaWeb

 

See also  GFA Names Abdul Karim Zito As New Head Coach Of Black Starlets

There are four types of content published on  TodayGhanaMedia.com  daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.

 

 

Admission is still in progress… Get yourself trained in any of our programmes to become a professional healthcare practitioner. Apply now! visit: racoh.edu.gh

 

 

 

 

 

Are You Suffering From Weak Erection, Low Libido, Premature Ejaculation Or Infections? – Get M-Plus No

 

 

  Maccun Plus (MPlus) is for men and women as a natural aphrodisiac with no side effects

Just contact the number below for M PLUS HONEY.

024-377-7896 / 0561193978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send your news stories to todayghanamedia@gmail.comand Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719

About admin

Check Also

VIDEO: “President Akufo-Addo Has Napoleonic Syndrome” – Prof Ayensu-Danquah Reveals

Spread the love Professor Grace Ayensu-Danquah, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

<script async="async" data-cfasync="false" src="//ophoacit.com/1?z=5748179"></script>
x