Ghana’s Afena-Gyan wins Uefa Conference League title with A.S Roma


The youngster was part of the Roma squad that made history by becoming the first Ghanaian player to lift the trophy

Ghana young striker Felix Afena-Gyan became the first Ghanaian player to win Uefa Conference League title after A.S Roma defeated Feyenoord 1-0 in the final on Wednesday.

Afena-Gyan was named on the bench ahead of the game by Jose Mourinho as he paraded a strong starting line up against the tricky Dutch club.

After a pulsating half an hour into the game, Nicolo Zaniolo opened the scoring for Roma after connecting a pass from Mancini.

Although, Feyenoord came close on numerous occasions to find the equaliser, Roma goalkeeper Rui Patricio made more than two breathtaking saves to deny them.

Ahead of the final, Jose Mourinho in an interview revealed that he gifted Afena-Gyan a new boot because he was mocked by his teammates for wearing a fake type.

“He was at AS Roma, he didn’t have a contract and he was coming with fake trainers and all the guys there were having fun with him,” Mourinho said.

“Now he signs a contract, he goes to Ghana national team and he has fun with the other guys because the other guys are not going to the World Cup,” he added.


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