Felix Afena Gyan Leaves Napoli Fan in Tears With Cremonese Match Winner

Felix Afena Gyan Leaves Napoli Fan in Tears With Cremonese Match Winner

  • Felix Afena-Gyan was the hero for Cremonese against Napoli in the Coppa Italia
  • The Ghanaian scored the winning penalty as his side advanced to the last eight
  • A fan of Napoli was left heartbroken by the display from the Black Stars forward

Ghana forward, Felix Afena-Gyan broke the heart of a Napoli fan with his match-winning penalty during the Coppa Italia last 16 clash.

Afena-Gyan was the hero for US Cremonese, after coming off the bench to force the game into penalties, before converting the final spot kick.

While he was celebrating his goal, a female fan of the Naples side could not hide her emotions as she broke down in tears.

Felix Afena-Gyan, Ghana, Cremonese, Ghana, Italy
A Napoli fan breaks down in tears after Felix Afena-Gyan's match winner for Cremonese in their Coppa Italia clash. Credit: @USCremonese
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In a video shared on social media, the fan is seen crying after Napoli were eliminated from the Coppa Italia at the round of 16 stage.

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Afena-Gyan was a menace for the defence of Gli Azzurri, and despite coming on in the second half, proved the game changer for the Grigiorossi.

Cremonese started the game well, scoring the opener after 18 minutes through midfielder, Charles Pikkel.

But the Serie A leaders responded on the half-hour mark through Juan Jesus, before Giovanni Simeone gave them the lead.

Afena-Gyan, who turned 20 on January 19, replaced David Okere with 23 minutes remaining. The striker rose high to head home the goal that would force the game into extra time.

Stanislav Lobotka missed from the spot during the penalty shootout, but the Ghanaian made no mistake with his attempt.

Afena-Gyan happy after win

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Ghana striker, Afena-Gyan praising his Cremonese teammates after they stunned Napoli in the Coppa Italia round of 16.

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The 19-year-old forward scored to force the game to extra time, before netting the winning penalty to help his team reach the last eight.

Afena-Gyan, who came on in the second half, rose high to head home with three minutes remaining, to set up a thrilling finale to the match.

Afena-Gyan scores against Napoli

Black Stars forward Afena-Gyan was the hero of the night, as US Cremonese shocked Napoli in the Coppa Italia.

The 19-year-old netted the winning penalty, as the Serie A strugglers progressed at the expense of the league leaders.

Afena-Gyan, who joined Cremonese from AS Roma in the summer transfer window, replaced David Okere in the 67th minute with the visitors trailing 2-1.

Source: SportsBrief.com