Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has announced his support for Felix Afena-Gyan as the next big name of the Ghana senior national team, Black Stars.
Gyan, who scored a record-breaking of 51 goals for Ghana, believes that the youngster has the potential to be a leader in Ghana’s Black Stars attack in future and has advised him to not forced into the team.
Afena-Gyan declined his first opportunity to join the Black Stars earlier this month after being included in the 2022 squad for the World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia.
He is a very good player,” Gyan admitted in an interview with Asempa FM.
“I have watched all his games he has played, and I think he is the future for the Black Stars, but we must admit that he is young, and we must not rush him.
“Let us allow him to join the team at the right time. He has been impressive, but rushing him into the Black Stars will not be helpful.
“I think he’s not joining the Black Stars was based on bad intension because I think he wants to develop himself and stay focused as well, but I believe he will surely the team at the right time with proper integration,” he added.
The 18-year-old was the talk of the town this weekend, scoring his debut goals for AS Roma in the Italian Serie A.
Felix Afena-Gyan came off the bench and scored two goals in the 2-0 win, as Roma defeated Genoa on Sunday’s game, November 21.
It was the third time he made an appearance as a substitute as part of his place in the Roma Senior team. He has completely convinced his manager, José Mourinho, who has promoted him to the senior team from the youth squad.