Teen Sensation Afena Gyan Explains Tussle With Teammate Mancini in Title Celebration

Teen Sensation Afena Gyan Explains Tussle With Teammate Mancini in Title Celebration

  • Felix Afena-Gyan has explained his melee with AS Roma deputy skipper Gianluca Mancini after the Gialorossi clinched the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League
  • The young attacker has enjoyed a fairytale-esque campaign in his breakthrough season and crowned it with his first European trophy
  • Although he did not play a part in Roma's 1-0 win over Feyenoord on the night, the 19-year-old forward was actively involved in the team's celebrations, which nearly landed him in trouble

Ghanaian forward Felix Afena-Gyan has thrown light on a near-brawl with clubmate Gianluca Mancini after AS Roma clinched the inaugural Europa Conference League title on Wednesday.

AS Roma became the first club to win the maiden edition of the third-tier European competition, after Nicolo Zaniolo's first-half strike pipped Feyenoord in the finals.

After the game, players from AS Roma were involved in the usual title celebrations after annexing the Europa Conference League. However, a key highlight of the celebrations was an incident between Mancini and Afena-Gyan.

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Afena-Gyan and Roma vice-captain Gianluca Mancini were involved in a near tussle after the Gialorossi clinched the maiden edition of the Conference League. Photo credit: @ohenegyanfelix9 @SaddickAdams
Source: Twitter

In a post on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, a fired-up Mancini appeared to have lost his cool as he pushed the Ghanaian youngster.

The incident involving the Roma vice-captain and Afena-Gyan got tongues waging and left social media users bemused with the unusual antics of Mancini.

But the Black Stars forward has moved quickly to squash any rumour of internal wrangling among the Roma players, stressing the incident was purely lighthearted.

“It wasn’t serious. We joke and fight at the same. That’s how he is. It’s normal..nothing serious” Afena-Gyan said as quoted by Saddick Adams.

Excited Afena-Gyan reacts after winning maiden European trophy with AS Roma

Ghanaian forward Felix Afena-Gyan has reacted following AS Roma's UEFA Conference League success on Wednesday night.

The Berekum-born attacker crowned an eventful season with his first trophy since turning professional, which also makes him the youngest ever Ghanaian to win a European trophy.

In photos posted on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, an excited Afena-Gyan could not hide his joy of annexing the inaugural Conference League with AS Roma.

Source: SportsBrief.com