Ghana forward Afena-Gyan signs new Roma contract until 2026

Ghana international Felix Afena-Gyan has signed a new four-year contract with Italian Serie A side Roma.

The 19-year-old forward has scored two goals in 22 appearances for the Giallorossi since making his first-team debut last October.

“Ever since I arrived at this club, my aim was to reach the first team,” Afena-Gyan told the club website.

“Since I did that my life has changed a lot. Now I need to just concentrate on continuing to improve.”

Afena-Gyan only joined Roma at the start of 2021 and progressed rapidly from their Under-18 side to the senior squad under Jose Mourinho.

The Roma boss bought the teenager a pair of “very expensive” shoes after he scored his first Serie A goals last November.

Afena-Gyan made his Ghana debut in March, helping the Black Stars to qualify for this year’s World Cup by overcoming West African rivals Nigeria in a two-legged play-off.

He scored his first international goal against Madagascar last month, and has won a total of six caps. -BBC

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