Footballer Christian Atsu’s wife, Marie-Claire Rupio, was unable to read her tribute to her late husband during his state burial today, due to overwhelming emotions.
Atsu, who played for the Ghana national team and clubs such as FC Porto, Newcastle United, and Everton, tragically passed away in February following a devastating earthquake in Turkey. His death shook the football world and left his family, friends, and fans mourning his loss.
The state burial, held in Atsu’s home country, Ghana, was attended by a large number of people, including government officials, football players, and members of the public. During the ceremony, Rupio was invited to read a tribute to her late husband, but found herself overcome with emotion.
Rupio was visibly distraught and struggled to compose herself during the ceremony. She tried to read her tribute several times but ultimately had to hand it over to a family member who read it on her behalf.
Many in attendance were moved by Rupio’s emotional tribute, which spoke of the deep love she and Atsu shared and the impact he had on her life.
The ceremony is a fitting tribute to Atsu, who was widely respected for his talent on the field and his dedication to giving back to his community. During his career, Atsu was known for his philanthropic work and was a regular supporter of charities and causes that were close to his heart.
As the world continues to mourn the loss of this talented footballer, his family and friends will undoubtedly find solace in the outpouring of support they have received. The memory of Christian Atsu will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of footballers and philanthropists.