Veteran sports journalist Carl Tuffour has said the late Christian Atsu could have gone far in terms of playing football.
The veteran journalist described Christian Atsu as one of the most talented players to ever play for the national team after the legend Abedi Pele.
He added that, Christian Atsu’s talent was beyond measure as he is the fifth Black Stars player to ever receive a player of the tournament award in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Carl Tuffour who was present at the final funeral rites for the late Christian Atsu at the forecourt of the statehouse said the 31-year-old could have done better on the world stage if he added more to his game.
He also mentioned that, the former Chelsea player could have done better than Stephen Appiah and Michael Essien.
Christian Atsu was finally laid to rest after his tragic death in Turkey following an earthquake that took several lives.
Atsu began his professional football career with Porto, also spending a season on loan at Rio Ave.
In 2013, he was signed by Chelsea for £3.5 million, who subsequently loaned him to Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, AFC Bournemouth and Málaga.
After spending the 2016–17 season on loan at Newcastle United, he completed a permanent transfer to the club in May 2017.
Following the end of his four-year contract, he played for Al Raed in Saudi Arabia and Hatayspor in Turkey, where he died in the 2023 Turkey–Syria earthquake at age 31.
Atsu played for the Black Stars from 2012 to 2019, playing 65 caps for the nation.
He helped the team finish as runners-up at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, in which he also won Player of the Tournament and Goal of the Tournament.
Ghanaians and friends of Christian Atsu paid their last respect to the former Black stars player as he was laid to rest on Friday March 17, 2023.