Atsu, who currently plays for Turkey’s Hatayspor, was trapped under the rubble with the club’s sporting director, Tanner Sawut.
However, after hours of searching for the duo, it was confirmed on Tuesday morning that the Ghanaian was found alive and receiving treatment in hospital.
Sports journalist Dan Kwaku Yebowa who visited the footballer’s family home in Accra expressed his ecstasy when he received the news of his rescue.
In a video shared on YouTube, the Peace FM sports chief spoke to Atsu’s elder brother and other members of his family, who were captured praising God for saving their relative.
The footballer’s elder brother Isaac Yeye Twasam said: “The whole nation supported us in prayer, so I knew God would release my brother. Although we heard the news, we wanted to confirm it from the club. So I called the agent and we will be in touch.”
Atsu’s aunt, Mama Comfort, also added: “We can’t sleep, I’m praying. All have called from friends to church members. His brother said that he was found in the early hours of the morning. I want to thank Ghanaians for their love and support. They are more than a family. “
Meanwhile, Atsu suffered some injuries after being rescued from the wreckage that trapped him for 24 hours.
This was confirmed by Hatayspor manager Mustafa Özat, who said the club’s sporting director has yet to be found.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano previously reported that the Ghanaian winger was having breathing problems after being rescued.
“Christian Atsu was found alive and has now been rescued from the wreckage and rushed to hospital after suffering injuries to his right leg and breathing difficulties. Stay strong, Chris! “ Romano wrote on Facebook.
Watch a video of Atsu’s family’s reaction below: