The players’ jerseys from Chelsea FC’s match against Everton will be sold at an auction to help pay for the construction of a school in Ghana that the late Christian Atsu was building.
Even though Atsu spent five years on the Blues’ books, he never played for the first team before leaving for Everton.
Saturday’s Premier League matchup between Chelsea and Everton, both of which were Atsu’s former teams, ended 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.
Together with @MatchWornShirt, we’re auctioning shirts from yesterday’s game at Stamford Bridge. 👕
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 19, 2023
An assertion from Chelsea said the shirts worn by the players and different things have been set available to be purchased to subsidize the culmination of the school began by Atsu.
The club announced, “Money raised will be going to Arms Around the Child, a charity for which Christian was an ambassador, and it will fund the completion of the school they had started building in his native Ghana,” the club announced.
“The auction, which includes signed shirts from all the squad as well as a variety of items from club legends, will run until 2pm on 8 April.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta added: “This initiative allows us to celebrate the life of Christian, an individual who was well-loved within the club and someone we deeply miss.
“Christian’s wonderful personality shone through during the times we shared together and any contribution to the shirt auction will offer valuable support towards the legacy he leaves behind.”
Atsu was confirmed dead on Saturday, February 18, 2023, after his lifeless body was pulled out of the rubble in the wake of the earthquake in Turkey.
This followed days of intense search following the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria in mid-February.
The ex-Chelsea and Newcastle United winger was laid to rest on Friday, March 17, 2022, in his hometown in Ada.