Jose Mourinho keeps his word: The star coach from AS Roma gave his 18-year-old striker Felix Afena-Gyan 800 Euro shoes as a thank you for a double in the Serie A duel against Genoa.
The youngster from Ghana, who is already being celebrated in Italy as the new Samuel Eto’o, achieved a 2-0 away win with the first brace of his career.
Mourinho had no choice but to keep his promise. “I promised Felix that I would buy him his favorite shoes if he scored. I also had to buy them now,” said Mourinho after the game on Sunday.
The sneakers from a luxury brand (Balenciaga) that Afena-Gyan wanted cost 800 euros. The handover was filmed and released on video. The top talent is delighted, especially since he has even received a newer model than originally expected.
Through the cooperation project “EurAfrica FC Academy”, Afena-Gyan is under contract in Rome until 2023. In January 2021 he was still playing school soccer in Ghana.