Movie actor, Humanitarian, and Evangelist, Majid Michel believes that Christian Atsu’s death is premature and he wasn’t supposed to die in the earthquake.
According to him, the statement “You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. God takes and God gives” is a lie, and it was Job’s statement which now we have made it a doctrine.
He said, Christian Atsu was not supposed to die and that people should stop saying that it was God that took him away because God does not take back what he gives us.
He added that the youth need to be trained and built-in prayer so that they would understand these things.
Christian Atsu was a victim of the devastating Turkish earthquake that happened on February 6.
Many have taken to social media to pay tribute to the Former Black Star player after he was pulled out and confirmed dead by his club Hatayspor on February 18, 2023, from the earthquake that happened nearly two weeks in Southeastern Turkey.
The Turkish club confirmed the news mid-morning on Saturday, following earlier submissions to that effect by the player’s two agents.
The devastating earthquake in Turkey 12 days ago had left friends and loved ones of the player waiting for positive news about a miraculous escape from the disaster.
His mortal remains arrived at the Kotaka International Airport on Sunday, February 19, 2023.
The winger played 65 times for Ghana’s national team and helped his side reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final.
The footballer’s remains were accompanied from Turkey by his family and Ghana’s ambassador to Turkey, Francisca Ashietey-Odunton, Ghana’s foreign ministry said.
A brief ceremony was performed before his remains were taken from a Turkish Airlines aircraft.
The plane landed at 19:25 GMT in Accra where it was met by relatives, government officials, and representatives of the Ghana Football Association.
The coffin was later transported to a military hospital morgue.
Some reactions stirred online about Majid’s statement include;
“I understand his point. Often as religious followers we settle for less, whereas there is the bigger picture. Be steadfast in your beliefs and don’t be a mediocre”.Kwabena Owusu
“What he said is true God gives and he never ever takes back Even Job later realized it was Satan who took from him Later asked God for forgiveness for saying something that God hasn’t done”.Okyere Joseph Okraku (L Jay)
“We are living creatures just like plants and animals. Nobody is special”.Akwasi Onyinah (Michael Ntiri)
Government to ensure Christian Atsu gets befitting burial
Christian Atsu will get a befitting burial, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed upon the arrival of the mortal remains of the late footballer at the Kotoka International Airport.
During the brief ceremony which was held on receiving the remains, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia reiterated his condolence to the family and stressed that Christian Atsu was a worthy son of Ghana who will be given a befitting burial.
“It is a very sad day that we are here to receive the remains of our brother, Christian Atsu. The earthquake that struck Turkey was devasting, and we prayed every day that passed for our brother to be found but when he was found, he was no more”.Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
He further added and declared;
“He was much loved and we will surely miss him. It is a very painful loss, and we pray that the soul of our brother rests in the bosom of our maker.
“We extend our sincere condolences to the entire family for their loss and I would like to say that the State will be fully involved with the family in providing him a befitting burial”.Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia