Ghanaian Youngster Afena Gyan Shares Father Son Relationship with Mourinho

Ghanaian Youngster Afena Gyan Shares Father Son Relationship with Mourinho

  • Black Stars forward Felix Afena-Gyan has paid tribute to Jose Mourinho
  • The former AS Roma striker will return to the Stadio Olimpico for the last eight of the Coppa Italia
  • Afena-Gyan scored the winning penalty as US Cremonese beat Napoli in the round of 16

Ghanaian forward Felix Afena-Gyan has described AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho as his second father.

The 20-year-old was given his Serie A debut by the Portuguese manager after showing enormous potential at Roma's Primavera side in 2021.

However, after struggles for consistent game time the youngster was shipped out to US Cremonese last summer.

Felix Afena-Gyan, Ghana, Jose Mourinho, Italy
Felix Afena-Gyan has showered praise on former manager Jose Mourinho. Credit: @ASRomaEN
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Afena-Gyan will be making a return to the Stadio Olimpico for the quarter-final clash in the Coppa Italia against his former club.

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Ahead of the game, the Cremonese attacker shared his excitement ahead of the reunion with Mourinho.

“Mourinho is my second father. He made me who I am today,” he told La Gazzeta Dello Sport as quoted by GHANAsoccernet.

Afena-Gyan propelled Cremonese into the last eight of the Coppa Italia, after netting the goal that will send the game into extra-time against Napoli.

Having forced the game into an extra 30 minutes with a powerful header, the Ghana international also scored the winner in the penalty shootout.

Cremonese will travel to Rome on February 1, 2023, for the game against AS Roma.

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The 19-year-old came off the bench to score and force the game to extra-time, before netting 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.

Afena-Gyan celebrates 20th birthday

Ghana and US Cremonese star Felix Afena-Gyan spent time in Milan as he celebrates his 20th birthday.

The Black Stars forward stepped out in his designer clothing and enjoyed the moment while reflecting on his new age.

The 20-year-old forward hogged the headlines in Italy this week after masterminding Napoli's Coppa Italia elimination with a goal for Cremonese.

Source: Sports Brief News