18 year old Ghanaian footballer, Afena-Gyan came off the bench yesterday for Roma and fired them to a 2-0 win over Genoa with his brace. The teenager came off the bench with 15 minutes left to play and secure all three points for Mourinho and his men with two goals.
He now boast the record of being the first player born in the year 2003 to score a goal in the Italian Serie A. Celebrating his first maiden, he run the breath of the entire pitch to celebrate with his manager. Speaking in a post match interview, ‘the special one’ revealed he had promised to by the player a new pair of boots and with his starring performance it is now a must.
“I had promised to buy Felix the boots he really likes, which are really expensive, they cost €800, so he ran over and told me not to forget! Tomorrow morning, the first thing I do is buy him the boots,” Mourinho said.
“I am sorry for Mister De Rossi and the Primavera squad, but Felix will stay with us. The Primavera work close to us, so Felix and another four or five players have come across to the senior squad.
“What impressed me the most was his cool head in front of goal. If he is not in terms of technique fantastic, he does have a strong mentality.
“You get these kids now who think they know everything, but he is humble and you can sense he just absorbs all this information from everyone around him. That’s fantastic.”