Head of Player Relations at the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana, (PFAG) Yussif Chibsah has called for the evacuation of Ghanaian players in Turkey following the powerful earthquake in the country.
More than 3,000 people have been killed and thousands more injured with many missing and trapped in the rubble including Ghana and Hatayspor forward Cristian Atsu.
According to reports Christian Atsu has been found alive and taken to hospital but his club's director is yet to be found.
“we've spoken with this agent, we've spoken with other players that are leaving in that community. Two other Ghanaian former players of Okyeman Planners; one of them had a cut on his toes but he is okay,” Yussif Chibsah told Asaasesports.
Yussif Chibsah says “anything that needs to be done to to protect the ensure their safety should be done. If that means they should be brought to Ghana or whatever anything that will keep them safe should be done immediately,” he told Asaasesports.
The Ghana Paralympic Committee also issued a statement on Monday to assure Ghanaians that "all athletes living in the Turkish region are safe and sound.”
All national sports organizations are suspended until further notice due to the earthquake disaster.
Minister Kasapoğlu posted on his social media account, "All national sports events to be held in our country have been suspended until further notice. All our relevant units are on alert under the coordination of AFAD."