Ghanaian Forward Becomes Fastest Player In Italy's Serie A For The Month of January

Ghanaian Forward Becomes Fastest Player In Italy's Serie A For The Month of January

  • Ghanaian teenager, Felix Afena-Gyan, has emerged the fastest player in the Italian topflight league for the month of January
  • The 19-year-old attacker beat Italian Ciro Immobile and Juventus' Juan Cuadrado as the fastest player
  • Felix Afena-Gyan is enjoying a breakthrough campaign in Italian football after earning his debut late last year

Ghanaian teen sensation, Felix Afena-Gyan has chalked another incredible feat in his young career after emerging the fastest player in the Italian serie A.

The 19-year-old was named the fastest player in the month of January after a very good start to the year with Italian giants AS Roma.

In a post on Twitter by Serie A, the young forward beat Lazio's Ciro Immobile and Juventus' Juan Cuadrado to emerge top of the quickest players in the league.

Ghanaian forward Felix Afena Gyan in action for AS Roma. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ghanasoccernet @SerieA_EN
Felix Afena beats Immobile and Cuadrado as fastest player in Italy. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ghanasoccernet @SerieA_EN
Source: Twitter

The teenager recorded a speed of 35.6 km/h, while Immobile and Cuadrado clocked 35.3 km/h.

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Afena-Gyan has seen a lot of game time in January, after starting games against Juventus, Cagliari and Lecce.

Manager Jose Mourinho prefers starting him ahead of Eldor Shomurodov following his contributions to the team.

The latest achievement is expected to boost his confidence as he continues to find his foot in Italy.

Felix Afena-Gyan nets a brace against Genoa

Earlier, SportsBrief.com reported that, Ghanaian teen sensation, Felix Afena-Gyan was the hero of the day after coming off the bench to score two late goals as AS Roma beat Genoa in the serie A on Sunday.

The then 18-year-old needed only seven minutes to break the deadlock after connecting to a Henrik Mikhytaryan pass.

He then netted a belter in injury time as the Romans picked all three points. In photos posted on Twitter, the teenager is seen celebrating with his teammates after a heroic display.

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Afena-Gyan dedicates brace to mother

Ghanaian teen sensation, Felix Afena-Gyan shared an emotional moment with his lovely mum, Madam Juliet Adubea, after his two-goal hero display for AS Roma.

The 18-year-old climbed off the bench to score two late goals as AS Roma beat Genoa 2-0 on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in the Italian serie A.

In a Twitter conversation with his mother, Afena-Gyan reiterated his love for his mother with his mum reply and stating how proud she is.

Source: SportsBrief.com