Agent: ‘Felix Afena-Gyan similar to Eto’o’

Felix Afena-Gyan’s agent Oliver Arthur says the Roma starlet is ‘similar to Eto’o’ and explains why he didn’t join the Ghana national team during the break.

The 18-year-old striker was introduced with 15 minutes remaining against Genoa and scored his first two goals in Serie A, helping Roma secure a crucial 2-0 win.

Afena-Gyan made had made his senior debut with the Giallorossi only one month earlier.

The Roma revelation thanked Jose Mourinho and his mother for this ‘dream come true’ after his brace against Genoa.

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His agent Oliver Arthur spoke to Tele Radio Stereo about his client: “Yesterday night [after the game] we retraced the path that led us here and he thanked me for my work,” the player’s agent said.

“Because of his physical structure, power and speed, Afena-Gyan looks like Eto’o, but we must tread carefully,” Arthur added.

Afena-Gyan reportedly turned down his first senior call-up with Ghana earlier this month, but his agent clarified the situation.

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“There were no problems, everything was slowed down by the bureaucratic difficulties related to the documents that Rome had to send to Ghana to keep the boy in Italy.

“Felix is happy with the call, but he doesn’t want it to be a one-off.

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“He wants to train and grow to be part of the Ghana national team permanently.

“He is loved in Africa and everybody speaks about him. Everyone wants to interview him.”