Akrobeto reveals how Christian Atsu gifted him €800

Actor and TV show host Akwasi Boadi, popularly known as Akrobeto, has revealed that ‘missing’ footballer Christian Atsu once gifted him €800.

Speaking on his show, The Real News on UTV, he stated that at the time, he had never met the footballer.

Akrobeto said Atsu gave him the money through actor Kwaku Manu as appreciation for the work he does on his show.

He stated that the footballer valued what he did on The Real News, stating that he had been told it was a source of entertainment for him while he played abroad.

Akrobeto said that he was taken aback by the kindness Atsu showed him in spite of not having a personal relationship with the footballer.

Akrobeto stated that following the news of the earthquake in Turkey where Atsu plies his talent, he cannot help but imagine what Atsu went through during the incident.

He called on Ghanaians to constantly pray for the footballer while efforts are ongoing to find him.


A powerful earthquake struck south-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, killing and trapping many others in the early hours of Monday, February 6.

The US Geological Survey said the 7.8 magnitude tremor struck at 04:17 local time (01:17 GMT) at a depth of 17.9km (11 miles) near the city of Gaziantep.

Hours later, a second quake, which had a magnitude of 7.5, hit the Elbistan district of Kahramanmaras province.

A New York Times report indicates that the death toll has risen to more than 40,000 in both Turkey and Syria even as rescue teams searched for any remaining survivors in the rubble.

There were a few glimmers of hope on Tuesday after crews in Turkey defied the odds by digging nine survivors out of the rubble.

Meanwhile, as search teams continue to rescue trapped survivors, Christian Atsu is yet to be found.

On Tuesday, Christian Atsu’s agent, Nana Sechere, cried out for more support in the search for the player after finding his personal belongings at his home.

This was after the agent made a trip to Hatay and the residence of Atsu, where the player’s shoes have been found.

Sechere, following the latest developments, has called for more resources to aid in the search for the former Chelsea and Newcastle United winger.

“It has been 9 days since the earthquake and we still have not located Christian. I am at the quake site in Hatay with Christian’s family. The scenes are unimaginable and our hearts are broken for all the people affected,” he wrote in a social media post.


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