Felix Afena Gyan is a promising young Ghanaian professional player who plays in Serie A for the Italian side AS Roma. Felix Afena Gyan became a household name after he bagged a brace from AS Roma after coming on from the bench against Genoa.
Who Is The Ghanaian Player Who Scored A Brace For Roma Against Genoa?
Felix Afena Gyan is aged 18 years and became the first player born in the years after 2003 to score in the Italian Serie A. After playing amateur and high school soccer in Ghana, Felix Afena Gyan joined the Roma youth academy in the early months of 2021. Felix Afena Gyan made his professional debut on October 27 in AS Roma’s encounter against Cagliari.
Top Talent Felix Afena-Gyan👌🙌⚽️🇬🇭….Savior for Jose Mourinho's AS Roma🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/nyDonmMDli
— Richard Kwaku Yeboah (KY)🥁🎙️ (@KYeboah99) November 21, 2021
Felix Afena Gyan was born in Sunyani, Ghana and was picked up by the Rome-based club via the EurAfrica FC Academy. Felix earned his first call-up in the Ghana Black Stars on November 4, 2021, but rejected the call-up to focus on his growing club career.
Profound to note, Roma's Felix Afena-Gyan (arrowed), who scored a superb brace vs Genoa tonight, was playing for High School Team just a couple of months ago in Ghana 🇬🇭
First player born in 2003 to score in Seria A. pic.twitter.com/J7AdWqdFI7
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) November 21, 2021
Felix Afena Gyan substituted Uzberkistanian attacker Eldor Shomurodov on the 75th minute in AS Roma’s away encounter with Genoa at Marassi. With only seven minutes in play, Felix Afena Gyan broke the deadlock for the visitors, AS Roma, and sealed the victory in the 95th minute with a stunning curling goal.
After scoring, Afena Gyan went straight to Jose Mourinho to celebrate with him as he appreciated the confidence Mourinho has in him.
Genoa-Roma 0-0, min 75.
José Mourinho decides to play Felix Afena Gyan ⭐️
[…he also had Zaniolo available on the bench!]
Date of birth: 19/02/2003 🇬🇭
Min 82. Goal Felix.
Min 95. Goal Felix.
Celebrates jumping on Mourinho.
First 2003 to score in Serie A. pic.twitter.com/3ZqwgYtwQC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 21, 2021