Felix Afena-Gyan announced himself to the world on Sunday night in the Italian Serie A as he bagged a remarkable brace after coming off from the bench.
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.
Jose Mourinho gave the 18 year old striker his senior debut for AS Roma in their come from behind win over Cagliari this season in the Italian Serie A.
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.
Speaking after the game the youngster dedicated both goals to his mother and his coach Jose Mourinho.
“I thank God for this opportunity he gave me, the team, the coach, the fans, players for their amazing support. I also want to say thank you Mom, she is in Ghana, I love you,” Felix told DAZN after the final whistle.
Naturally, Felix ran straight to the touchline to hug his coach Mourinho, who plucked him from the Roma Primavera youth team to boost their numbers.
“Mourinho is a great person, a great manager and a great coach. He gives you the motivation to learn every day. I am very happy he is here.
“Tonight is a dream come true. It was my first goal, I was hoping for a very long time. I want to continue my performance, prove myself and do more in future.”
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.