Christian Atsu's family mourn the footballer's death alongside his teammates

The family of former Premier League star Christian Atsu have mourned the footballer's death alongside his fellow Ghana international teammates after he was tragically killed in the Turkish earthquake.    

His bereaved family accepted condolences from guests and Atsu's former teammates at their home in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, yesterday.

Footballers such as former Ghana international players Abedi Pele, Sule Muntari and Asamoah Gyan were pictured arriving at the property to pay their respects and comfort his family. 

Former Newcastle midfielder Atsu's death was announced on Saturday by his agent Nana Sechere, who said the player's body was found 12 days after the disaster hit Turkey and Syria - claiming more than 44,000 lives.

Ghana international Atsu, who was 31 and counted Chelsea, Everton and Porto among his former clubs, was playing for Turkish Super Lig side Hatayspor at the time of his death.

Former Ghana national team football player Asamoah Gyan (pictured) visited Atsu's home and offered his condolences to his family

Sule Muntari paid his respects to his friend and teammate as a table was set up with a picture of Atsu

Yesterday crowds gathered at the family home, where pictures of Atsu - a beloved father, husband and son - were displayed next to flowers and a book of condolences for guests to sign.  

Family members embraced each other throughout the high emotion of the day as they remembered Atsu.  

At the weekend his body was repatriated to Ghana, where f...