Mourinho honors promise to Ghanaian teenager

Mourinho honors promise to Ghanaian teenager

Explaining the rationale behind Afena-Gyan’s decision to celebrate with him, Mourinho said: “I had promised to buy Felix the boots he really likes, which are really expensive. They cost €800, so he ran over and told me not to forget! Tomorrow morning, the first thing I do is buy him the boots.”

Felix Afena Gyan

AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has honored his promise to Ghana’s Felix Afena-Gyan following the teenager’s goal scoring exploits in the Serie A this past weekend.

Afena-Gyan came off the bench to score two goals as Roma beat Genoa away from home to move to fifth on the Serie A league table.

The 18-year-old ran to his manager to celebrate with him after scoring the first of two goals on Sunday, November 21.

Explaining the rationale behind Afena-Gyan’s decision to celebrate with him, Mourinho said: “I had promised to buy Felix the boots he really likes, which are really expensive. They cost €800, so he ran over and told me not to forget! Tomorrow morning, the first thing I do is buy him the boots.”

"I really like his coldness, his physicality but above all his humility," added Mourinho.

In a social media post on Monday, Mourinho handed over the package to an emotional Afena-Gyan, who received it with a smile on his face.

The teenager has two goals in three games for the Italian side since his maiden appearance for the club against Cagliari on October 27.

Afena-Gyan paid tribute to the Portuguese, who he describes as a "great person", following his goalscoring exploits.

"He is teaching me a lot and I am learning a lot from him," he added.

"He is someone who has achieved a lot during his career and he is a great person. I am glad to be working with him.

"He encourages me day-in and day-out to do everything that will help me improve in future. So I am happy to be working with Jose Mourinho. I thank him very, very much."

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