Tuesday Feb 07, 2017. 13:25
Ghana and Newcastle United midfielder Christian Atsu has thanked the Black Stars supporters during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Gabon.
Speaking on his way to England from the 31st edition of the biennial tournament, the winger on loan from Chelsea said he is grateful to the supporters.
Atsu had a good tournament, but he failed to lead the West Africans to glory as they finished as number four having lost to Burkina Faso in the third/fourth play off.
“As I leave Africa and head back to the UK, I just want to take a moment to say a big thank you to all the Ghanaian fans for your support to the Black Stars team throughout the AFCON tournament,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
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“You have been absolutely amazing for us, and joined us with the positivity and belief. Unfortunately things did not go as we wanted so we could not celebrate together, but we will continue to work hard and will come back stronger so please keep believing!.
“Thanks again to all of you, we really appreciate you getting behind us.”
Atsu will hope to be in the Magpies starting line-up when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Championship on Saturday.
They occupy the top spot on the log table with 62 points from 29 matches thus far and are on the verge of gaining promotion back to the English Premier League.