Black Stars winger Christian Atsu loses mother

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.