Ghanaian wunderkind Felix Afena-Gyan was on his A-game against Genoa, as a spectacular brace took Roma home in the fierce encounter at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium.
With the game locked at 0-0, Afena-Gyan was subbed in by Mourinho with 15 minutes to go.
The decision bore fruits almost immediately, as within 7 minutes of stepping on the field the starlet was wheeling away in celebrations having tucked in a sublime ball from Mkhitaryan for his maiden Serie A goal.
The party went on for the 18-year-old as he launched a curler in the 4th minute of extra-time, from way outside the Genoa box which landed into the back of the net past a diving Sirigu, ensuring 3 points for his side in some style.
Boss Jose Mourinho’s uncontrollable glee was apparent in the post-game interview, wherein he heaped praise on Afena-Gyan for his dream debut for Roma.
Roma wonderboy Felix Afena-Gyan grabs limelight with a scorching goal against Genoa.pic.twitter.com/ryPyqJb1zl— ThickAccent.com (@Thick_Accent) November 22, 2021
The Portuguese mentioned that he had promised the forward of buying his favourite pair of boots which cost no less than 800 Euros!
But given the fledgling’s glorious performance, The Special One had all intentions of keeping his promise as he stated “tomorrow morning, the first thing I do is buy him the boots,” to DAZN.
The mutual admiration between the player and his manager was replete, as they lauded each other for having a solid temperament and sound man-management skills respectively.
Fans reckon that this could be the inception of a special partnership that may greatly bolster Roma as the days progress.
This late brilliance from the new Ghanaian sensation took Roma to the 5th spot with 22 points in the bank.
Update – Jose Mourinho has delivered on his promise now.
Jose Mourinho buys Felix Afena-Gyan the €800 shoes he had promised.pic.twitter.com/dL8d95SGF4— ThickAccent.com (@Thick_Accent) November 22, 2021