Yarte revealed that when Atsu signed his first contract with FC Porto, he immediately sent his first salary, €800, to give to the church.
“He was a Christian. Very loyal to his religion and his Bible. Behind us is a church where he always wants to drag his teammates. Cheetah FC CEO told TV3.
“I remember when Christian went to Porto and succeeded in the trials, Porto paid him 800 euros a month. So I received 800 euros. [the same amount as his salary] By Christian via Western Union.
“I was very happy that he sent me the money but his call followed and he said that the 800 Euros he sent was equivalent to Ghana Cedis, which he ordered me to give to the church.”
Atsu was confirmed dead last Saturday after his lifeless body was pulled from the rubble of the earthquake in Turkey.
It follows days of intense searching after a devastating earthquake hit Turkey and Syria two weeks ago.
Tributes have poured in from far and near with many expressing their condolences to the footballer’s family and loved ones.
Atsu’s body reached Ghana on Sunday evening, a short ceremony was held at the Kotoka International Airport VIP lounge to welcome the body.