Ghana international Felix Afena-Gyan has hailed AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho for playing a father-figure role in his career.

Afena-Gyan who was linked with a move away from Roma is set to stay ahead of the 2022/23 season.

According to the Ghanaian forward, he sees the Portuguese trainer as his father and has vowed to adhere to his directives.

“I’m still young, I still have many years of career ahead, I still have a lot to learn, especially from the coach. it’s not a problem for me, I’m sure my time will come and I’ll have to take the opportunity. Mourinho? For me, he’s like a father and parents have to be obeyed. Dybala? Surely it’s a great pleasure for me to share the locker room with a big player like Dybala, it’s a pleasure to be able to talk to him and train with him”.

The 18-year-old burst onto the scene after making his AS Roma senior debut in a game against Cagliari in November. He followed up with a man of the match display, after netting a brace against Genoa.

The young striker scored two goals in 17 Serie A appearances last season and won the UEFA Conference League title with AS Roma.

Afena-Gyan made his Black Stars debut in the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs against Nigeria at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

He scored his first-ever Ghana goal last week in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers against Madagascar.


By Isaac

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