Talented Ghanaian youngster Felix Afena-Gyan has gone into the annals of history at AS Roma as he becomes the 19th youngest ever player to score for the Giallorossi.
Ghanaian youngster Felix Afena-Gyan was the hero for AS Roma as he rescued his side from an embarrassing draw against Genoa on Sunday night.
Roma left it late but sealed a 2-0 win over Andriy Shevchenko’s Genoa at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Serie A.
However, with less than 10 minutes remaining, a devastating Roma counterattack was slotted home by teenage substitute Felix Afena-Gyan, as he scored his maiden senior goal with an excellent first time shot.
The Ghanaian capped his memorable evening in stoppage time as he curled a wonderful strike into the top corner.
He joined the Italian Serie A side in March this year straight from senior high school football and went into their primavera side where he shone before being handed the chance in the first team.
He was rewarded by Jose Mourinho for his inspirational form for the Roma U-19 and made his senior debut for AS Roma against Cagliari as he came on as replacement for Matias Vina in the 57th minute.
The 18 year old striker has started the new season on form for the Giallorossis youth side having already netted six goals in five matches.
Felix Afena-Gyan has gone into the annals of history as he becomes the first player born in 2003 to score in the Italian Serie A in only his third appearance.
He turned down a call up to play for Ghana in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa.
His brace against Genoa makes him the youngest player in the club’s history to hit a brace for AS Roma in 94-years (18 years and 306 days).
Afena-Gyan has also become the 19th youngest to find the net in the club’s history with Amedeo Amadei holding the record (15 years and 287 days).