11 February 2023

Natural disaster affects players as well

On Monday morning (at the worst possible time for people) two big earthquakes have hit the Turkiye - Syrian border. Here will not be mentioned the official figures of those who lost their lives nor injured (as those numbers are still frightening and changes from second to second), where some footballers was also involved in this catastrophe of natural proportions.
Unfortunately, Ahmet Eyup has passed away when he got pulled from the rubble, while earlier rescuers have found and helped his wife who survived. Three days ago the coach of Malatyaspor has confirmed the tragic news that their 28-year-old goalkeeper did not make it.
At 05 February Hatayspor have beaten Kasimpasha with a single goal when Christian Atsu scored it in stoppage time of second half. Few hours later, this catastrophe has happened and until now the 31-year-old player from Ghana is still missing, whilst his teammate Kerim Alici has pulled out from the rubble himself. Local media also reported that the sport director of the club Taner Savut may still be under the ruins. After all these disastrous news, sadly today this first division team has announced that it withdraws from the championship. Hatayspor comes from Antakya which is one of the town who is now totally destroyed in Turkiye.
Interrupted again the Super lig now would have to restart on 03 March.


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