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Afena-Gyan: ‘Mourinho changed my life’

After spending a year and a half with Roma, the 19-year-old is about to sign for Cremonese in a deal worth €6 million, plus €3 million in add-ons.

During his stay in Rome, Afena-Gyan gained Jose Mourinho’s confidence, and the Portuguese coach gave him his senior debut in October 2021 against Cagliari.

After scoring twice as Roma defeated Genoa 2-0 a month later, the striker continued to have a significant impact in Serie A.

He also joined the first squad and made 20 games across all leagues, contributing to Roma’s Europa Conference League triumph.

Afena-Gyan expressed gratitude to the technical team and personnel for their assistance in his final message to the Giallorossi faithful.

He added that Mourinho altered his life and reserved special praise for the Portuguese manager for having faith in him.

Jose Mourinho denies claims that Wijnaldum was hurt in training by Afena-Gyan.
Jose Mourinho denies reports that Wijnaldum was hurt by Afena-Gyan during a training session. Ghana
“I appreciate the valuable chance and assistance I have had over the past 1.5 years from AS Roma, the technical staff, and the personnel, the teenage forward said in a statement.

“Jose Mourinho, as manager, has my undying love. Being with you for the past seven months has completely altered my life. I appreciate your confidence in me.

“To the Roma supporters and my former teammates, I treasure the amazing times we had together. Mr. Alberto De Rossi, thank you for your contribution to my development. It was an enormous honor to wear the Roma jersey.

Afena-desire Gyan’s to play more frequently before the World Cup in Qatar reportedly forced him to transfer to Cremonese.

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