Ghanaian Felix Ohene Gyan Afena on enjoying for the crew he fell in love with on TV
On 10 April 2018 a 15-year-old Ghanaian watched in awe as Italian facet AS Roma staged an unimaginable comeback towards Spanish giants Barcelona within the European Champions League.
Felix Ohene Gyan Afena fell in love with Roma that night time as they gained 3-0 to make it 4-4 on combination and so beat Barcelona on the away objectives rule.
Now simply three years later he’s pulling on the well-known maroon shirt that now bears his title – Ohene Gyan.
“It’s wonderful. It’s a dream come true for me,” he instructed BBC Sport Africa.
“AS Roma made a long-lasting impression on me that night time (towards Barcelona in April 2018), and so being part of this wonderful membership now could be positively a dream come true.”
What’s much more outstanding is the impression he has made in his first few weeks on the membership.
Only a day after his unveiling on 13 March the teenager made a spectacular begin to his AS Roma profession by scoring and offering an help on his debut for the under-18 facet in a 5-0 thumping of Genoa.
He adopted up that show for coach Aniello Parisi’s facet by scoring in his subsequent two matches and was so spectacular he earned a fast promotion to Roma’s Primavera under-19 squad.
Now he’s decided to take the subsequent step and play for the primary crew and work alongside head coach Paulo Fonseca.
“It’s right down to laborious work. It’s by no means straightforward for a boy from the place I come from to return right here and likewise make it,” he insisted.
“Now that I’m right here, the goal is to be within the first crew and go on to change into an necessary participant for the membership.
”I’ll work laborious for it. I do know it is going to include plenty of challenges however I’ll keep centered and disciplined. I’ll cease at nothing to see that come to cross.”