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Afena-Gyan became Roma’s hero when they traveled to Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Monday (11/22/2021). Coming off the bench in the 75th minute with the score still 0-0, he could make a difference by scoring a pair of goals.
He scored the opener just eight minutes after coming on in the 75th minute for Eldor Shomurudov. Then, the striker from Ghana ensured Roma’s victory in the final seconds before the match was over.
This is a historic moment for Afena-Gyan. Because, it was his first goal in the senior team in his debut season with Roma. He has also appeared as a substitute against AC Milan (1-2) and Cagliari (2-1). However, failed to break into the opponent’s goal.
That is, it is natural that he is called the savior of Jose Mourinho’s squad. Because, I Giallorossi seemed stuck and could not do anything before he entered.
“Tonight was a dream come true. It was my first goal, I hope for a very long time,” said Gyan.
However, Afena-Gyan was not immediately satisfied. He wants to continue his good form if Mourinho is given the opportunity again. “I want to continue my performances, prove myself and do more in the future.”
Having gained his trust, Gyan thanked the Portuguese tactician. Also to his mother who was watching from a glass screen in his hometown.