Christian Astu Quits Black Stars

The diminutive winger has reportedly quit international football prematurely. 

 Newcastle United winger Christian Astu has prematurely retired from international football, according to reports in the local media. 

The 28-year-old has told his friends that he has no intention of returning to play for the West African nation.

The ex-Chelsea star feels neglected by the Ghana FA when he suffered an injury while on international duty during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt. 

 Earlier this year, Atsu told Ghana new coach Akonnor that he is no longer interested in playing for the Black Stars when the former Ghana captain visited him during his European trip. 

The injury he suffered while on national duty cost him many things including his starting berth in the Newcastle United squad as well as wages because he could not get bonuses for playing and had to rely only on salaries.

 He lost his place to the club’s emergency signing Allan Saint-Maximin due to the setback he suffered while on international duty. 

Atsu made 62 appearances for Ghana with 10 goals to his credit.


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