AS Roma manager Mourinho’s $ 800 gift to Afena-Gyan goes viral

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho gave young Ghanaian Felix Ohene Afena-Gyan $ 800 sneakers after his crier in the Serie A game last weekend, the 2-0 victory over Genoa at the stadium municipal Luigi Ferraris.

The seasoned tactician had promised to give the teenager the aforementioned gift if he scored a goal on Sunday.

It was enough motivation for the 18-year-old who was introduced in the 74th minute in place of Eldor Shomurodov with the score still 0-0. But in the 82nd minute, the substitute transformed Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s assist to put his team ahead.

With seconds to go, West Africa completed their brace to ensure charges led by Mourinho return home with maximum points.

Hours later, a video of the Portuguese coach offering the sneakers to the striker was posted on GOALthe social media platform of.

Readers responded positively to the gesture and here are some of the comments posted below the video on Facebook.

“Only one José … the love you have shown to our African players [deserves] the respect. God bless you … one day we will love to see you in Africa “, – Diamond Chuks.

“It’s amazing. I hope Felix Afena-Gyan will pay him back on the pitch when he needs him more. Special Jose Mourinho”, – Mightty Alexx.

“Mourinho loves Africans because he understands what football means to [them]. We love to see it, and we love it; he was great with our African players “, – Salifyanji CE.

“Africans are extremely talented. Mourinho recognizes this and since the start of his coaching career he has always shown respect for African players”, – Benson Aimar.

“FIFA must pay more attention and support to the development of African football. There are so many talents in Africa who must be nurtured without changing their nationality to become European”, – Chris Manuelle Piereno.

After Sunday’s victory, Roma moved up to fifth place with 22 points after seven wins, one draw and five losses.

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