Mourinho Honors Promise, Buys Ghanaian Teenager ‘Expensive Shoes’

AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho on Monday fulfilled his promise by buying Felix Afena-Gyan a pair of shoes that cost Ksh 120,000 (800 pounds), after the 18-year-old netted a match-winning goal against Genoa in an Italian league match. 

The Ghanaian 18-year-old scored a double off the bench to lead Roma to a 2-0 Serie A victory over Genoa on Sunday, ending their three-game winless streak in all competitions.  

He became the first player born since January 1, 2003 to score in the Italian top flight and the third-youngest foreigner to score at least twice in a single Serie A game.  

“I promised him a very expensive pair of shoes, for 800 euros, and he came to me to make sure I didn’t forget.” 

“I really like his coldness, his physicality, but above all his humility,” Mourinho stated. 

Afena-Gyan through an Instagram post on Monday, November 22 showed himself unboxing the new shoes in the presence of Mourinho.  

 “Forever grateful Sir. I’ll make you proud,” the video caption read. 

“He is teaching me a lot and I am learning a lot from him. 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. I thank him a lot. He’s a great person,” Afena-Gyan commented.

Author: Gregory Mulemi

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