Ajax's Ghanaian player Mohammed Kudus dedicated his free-kick goal against Sparta Rotterdam to Christian Atsu, who died in devastating earthquakes that hit southern Türkiye earlier this month.
Kudus produced his side's fourth goal in a Dutch Eredivisie 22nd-week match against Sparta Rotterdam at Amsterdam ArenA.
Following the goal, the 22-year-old midfielder celebrated his goal, unveiling a shirt inside his jersey with the inscription "R.I.P Atsu."
Ajax won the game 4-0 as they remained in second place with 46 points in the Dutch top-tier standings.
Earlier on Sunday, Kudus wrote on Twitter: "Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un (Surely, we belong to Allah and verily to Him do we return) . My heart out to @ChristianAtsu20 close amp; extended family. Still in a state of shock amp; can’t find words. Until we meet again may the light guide your kind amp; caring heart brother."
Premier League clubs have also observed a minute of silence in honor of Christian Atsu, who was found dead under the rubble of a building in Türkiye’s southern Hatay province, after the Feb. 6 twin earthquakes.