Sports News of Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Ghana winger Christian Atsu is heading back to his English side Newcastle United with an emotional call on Black Stars fans to remain resolute behind the team despite the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations disappointment.
Atsu was due back in the United Kingdom last night as he is expected to return to club football with the Magpies.
The winger used the opportunity to encourage the fans to continue to support the Black Stars despite finishing fourth at the tournament in Gabon.
“As I leave Africa and head back to the UK, I just want to take a moment to say a big thank you to all the Ghanaian fans for your support to the Black Stars team throughout the AFCON tournament.
“You have been absolutely amazing for us, and joined us with the positivity and belief.
“Unfortunately, things did not go as we wanted so we could not celebrate together, but we will continue to work hard and will come back stronger so please keep believing!.
“Thanks again to all of you, we really appreciate you getting behind us.”
The Ghanaian settled for being named in the team of the tournament after winning the Best Player award in 2015.