Rome, who is Felix Afena-Gyan: the young striker who bewitched Mou

The 18-year-old Giallorossi baby scored with a brace against Genoa

My hope is to score my first goal in Serie A. I am a forward and I would always like to score. I would like to score every time I play to help the team. “So spoke, interviewed by Gianluca Di Marzio, the very young Felix Afena-Gyan, 18 years old already record holder in the league for being the first to score with the date of birth 2003 Lhis brace yesterday at Genoa enchanted the Roma fans, who had had some suspicions about the qualities of the fresh Ghanaian adult already in the away match against Cagliari on 27 October, tenth day of Serie A and the debut of the wolf cub discovered by Mourinho. “How speed, physical structure and movements he can remember Samuel Eto’o,” says his agent Oliver Arthur, noting that in Ghana they are already crazy for him.

In Rome since last February, Felix has scored seven goals in seven matches between Primavera and Under 18. He was born in Ghana, in Sunyani, on January 19, 2003 and today he lives in the boarding school of Rome with other young people. Arriving in Trigoria from Eurafrica Fc, Felix Afena-Gyan immediately showed off with De Rossi’s Primavera, scoring his first goal as a starter against Atalanta 10 minutes after entering the field. Mourinho notices this, looking for a finalizer, as evident by finding him. His first dedication: “to all my companions, but above all to my mother who is still in Ghana and to whom I say ‘I love you so much”.

“Mourinho is doing an incredible job with young people – they say to Roma -: the development of the young people available was and will be part of the project, the impact of the coach is giving the results that are there for all to see. And the use of Felix can be traced back to a sports management strategy: unlike in the past, most of our young people, the most promising ones, were held in Trigoria and around them a program was developed that provides for their training by all points of view (from athletic training to food education). He arrived in Rome thanks to a scouting activity started from the structure of our youth sector, the path imagined for him led him to compete in the first team and not be loaned out “.

And of Mourinho Felix says: “a great coach, especially with young players, a coach who encourages you, who motivates you, I really like. It pushes you and encourages you to do what you want, to give your best and improve day after day. I believe that this relationship with me is due to the commitment I put into every training session, to my hard work on the pitch. “Affection reciprocated, as it seems in the words of the coach to Dazn after the brace match:” I promised him some shoes that I they are very popular and cost a lot, 800 euros. And he came to me to remind me. ”

After yesterday, thein Rome he remembers on his website the record domination that Felix has achieved, calling it “a lot of stuff. The Ghanaian striker, shirt number 64, with tonight’s scoring can boast a series of firsts: he becomes the first player born after 01-01-2003 to have found the goal in the Italian top league. He is the youngest to have scored multiple goals in the top five European leagues in 2021/22 (18 years, 10 months, 2 days). He is the youngest foreign footballer in the era of three points to win to have scored a goal in Serie A with the Roma shirt. He is the youngest player to have scored multiple scoring with the Roma shirt in Serie A in the era of three points to win. “