The first 2003 to score in Serie A, with the brace against Genoa he scored two goals in just three league appearances
Morgan De Sanctis brought him and wanted him to Rome and decided, in agreement with Tiago Pinto, to occupy one of the two non-EU slots for him last February. A decision that perhaps surprised some, but Felix Afena-Gyan, according to De Sanctis and according to the Giallorossi observers (above all Simone Lo Schiavo), was one of those guys for whom it was worth giving a try. Eighteen years old in January, he is the first 2003 to score in Serie A and with the brace against Genoa he scored two goals in just three league appearances, since he made his debut last 27 October in Cagliari. Not only that: he is the youngest player to score a multiple mark in the 5 best leagues in Europe this season and he is the youngest Roma player to score a brace in the three-point era.
THE RELATIONSHIP WITH MOU
When Mourinho decided that yes, the little boy, as he calls him, had to stay in the first team, he took him out of Alberto De Rossi’s Primavera and, with his staff, he started working on it day after day. And he, who lives in the boarding school a stone’s throw from the Giallorossi sports center, has put himself under. He speaks English, but understands Italian a little, he gave up the call with Ghana to take advantage of the break and work with Mourinho and the facts proved him right: “Thanks mom, I love you, she is still in Ghana. I dedicate the goal to her and I dedicate it to my teammates ”, he said in the 90th minute, after having kissed the Roma emblem for a long time. The other words for Mourinho were: “Thank you, he’s a great coach and a great person”. Logical, given how much Mou has bet on him.
HIS OWN STORY
A bet that other European clubs, especially English, wanted to make on Felix before Roma fell, so much so that even the BBC had dealt with his history. In love with the yellow and red colors since, at the age of fifteen, he lived the historic comeback against Barcelona with transport and emotion, he grew up in Ghana with great difficulty, with his mother trying to get him to study and at the same time make him cultivate a passion for football. As a child he was noticed by Oliver Arthur, the agent who then handled the transfer to Trigoria and was referred to the EurAfrica Academy. In the Spring, this season, six goals in five games, then, training after training, Mourinho wanted to keep him with him and began to train him tactically, reminding him to always take care of his body. Excellent technique, he is robust but fast, also thanks to the athletics he practiced as a child. An extremely religious boy, he wants to bring his mother and the rest of the family to Italy soon and in the meantime he wants to continue to convince Mourinho. After Cagliari, on social media, he said to the coach: “Forever grateful, sir. I will make you proud ”. Not even a month has passed: he did it great.
November 21, 2021 (change November 22, 2021 | 00:04)
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