Jose Mourinho promotes young African footballer to Roma's first team

Jose Mourinho promotes young African footballer to Roma's first team

  • Ghanaian teen Afena-Gyan has been invited to train with the AS Roma first team by manager Jose Mourinho
  • The 18-year-old has impressed first team manager Jose Mourinho who asked him to join his side
  • Felix Afena-Gyan could make his senior team debut against Juventus on Sunday, October 17, 2021

Ghanaian teen sensation, Felix Afena-Gyan, has started training with AS Roma's first team this week ahead of their big showdown against Juventus in Serie A on Sunday, October 17.

The 18-year-old caught the attention of manager Jose Mourinho while playing for the U-19 team in a championship game against Sassuolo - a game the Ghanaian scored the winner.

In photos posted on social media by the club, sighted by Legit.ng, the young forward is seen training with the senior players.

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Afena-Gyan training with the first team: SOURCE: Instagram/ @ASRomaEN
Meet Ghanaian teen Afena-Gyan promoted to AS Roma first team by Jose Mourinho. SOURCE: Instagram/ @ASRomaEN
Source: UGC

Felix Afena-Gyan could be part of the first team selection ahead of Sunday's big game against giants Juventus at the Allianz Stadium.

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The youngster has seen a meteoric rise to his career since arriving in Rome in January 2021.

He first signed for the U-18 team, but his performances convinced the youth team managers to promote him to the U-19.

Before the international break, Jose Mourinho visited the U-19 team to watch them play against Sassuolo, and teen sensation grabbed the winner with the game's only goal.

He was immediately approached by the ex-Chelsea manager who invited him to training on Tuesday.

''He [Mourinho] came to me and asked who was the best player in Ghana and when I answered him, he later mentioned Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari,'' Afena Gyan told Ghana Soccer net.

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''He tapped my shoulder and told me to work hard," he added.

The Sunyani-born player has scored four goals in four games in the lower division this season for AS Roma.

Eto’o names Mourinho as the perfect manager he worked under as a professional player

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has been hailed by former Barcelona and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o who named the Portuguese as the best manager he worked under.

During his spell at Inter Milan between the year 2009-2011, Samuel Eto'o played under Jose Mourinho and won the treble and became one of the best strikers in the world.

Before leaving Inter Milan, Samuel Eto'o scored 33 goals in 67 games before moving to Anzhi where he spent two years and then joined Chelsea in 2013.

At Stamford Bridge, Samuel Eto'o featured in 21 games for Chelsea netting nine goals and also played for Everton for one season before leaving the Premier League in 2015.

And in the national team, Samuel Eto'o played 118 games for Cameroon netting 56 goals and won two African Cup of Nations before he retired.

Source: Legit.ng

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