Christian Atsu

The mother of Black Stars and Newcastle United attacker, Christian Atsu, has died.

Atsu made the announcement on his social media pages on Saturday afternoon.

He posted: “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure as you left us today #RIPMum”.

Newcastle reacted to the sad news on Twitter They wrote: “Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time, Christian.”

In a 2018 interview, Atsu credited his mother for his strong religious background which continues to guide his career.