Afena Gyan Sends Heartwarming Message to Jose Mourinho on 60th Birthday
- Ghana's Felix Afena-Gyan has sent Jose Mourinho a message on his birthday
- The manager gave Afena-Gyan his Italian Serie A debut when he was just 18
- Afena-Gyan joined Cremonese from Mourinho's Roma in the summer window
Ghanaian forward, Felix Afena-Gyan has celebrated AS Roma coach, Jose Mourinho on his birthday.
The Portuguese trainer turned 60 years old on January 26, 2023.
In a message on social media, the 20-year-old forward sent his regards to the iconic manager, who gave the player his breakthrough in Italian football.
"Happy birthday Mister Jose Mourinho. Forever grateful," he wrote on Twitter.
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Mourinho is revered by the youngster, who also describes him as his second father.
During Afena-Gyan's time at AS Roma, the Special One promoted him from the Primavera to the first team, handing him his debut in October 2021.
The then 18-year-old became an instant hit, scoring a brace in his second game against Genoa.
However, as competition for first-team football became more intense, Afena-Gyan was sold to US Cremonese.
The former Roma forward will reunite with the Rome-based club on February 1, 2023, in the Coppa Italia quarter-final.
Afena-Gyan propelled Cremonese to the last eight of the cup competition, after scoring the winning penalty against Napoli in the round of 16. The Black Stars forward also scored in the same game, as the match travelled to penalties.
Afena-Gyan pays tribute to Mourinho
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Ghanaian forward, Afena-Gyan describing 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.
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 came off the bench to score and force the game to extra time, before netting the winning penalty 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: Sports Brief News