[People Profile] All We Know About Felix Afena Ohene-Gyan Biography, Career, Family, Networth

[People Profile] All We Know About Felix Afena Ohene-Gyan Biography, Career, Family, Networth

Felix Afena Ohene-Gyan born 19 January 2003 is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Roma and the Ghana national team.

Club career
Born in Sunyani, Ghana, Afena-Gyan moved to Serie A side Roma’s youth team on 13 March 2021, from EurAfrica F.C

Profiling Felix Afena Ohene-Gyan

A Quick Glance At Felix Afena Ohene-Gyan
Full NamesFelix Afena Ohene-Gyan
Place of birthSunyani, Ghana
Date Of Birth19 January 2003
State of OriginSunyani, Ghana
ProfessionFootballer
position Forward
Current teamRoma
careerNumber 64
Youth career
2018–2021 EurAfrica FC
2021 Roma
Senior career*
Years Team
2021– Roma
National team‡
2022– Ghana
Salary$15,000
Net Worth2Million Euro

Afena-Gyan was first called up to the senior team on 24 October, in Roma’s Serie A game against Napoli. He made his professional debut on 27 October, against Cagliari. On 21 November, he came off the bench to score two late goals against Genoa, to give Roma a 2–0 win. The brace made him the first player born in 2003 to score in the Serie A. At the end of his first professional season, the Ghanaian striker played a total amount of 22 games for the Italian side, having also contributed(with three appearances to their final victory in the opening edition of the UEFA Europa Conference League.

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On 6 July 2022, he officially renewed his contract with Roma until 2026.

International career

On 4 November 2021, Afena-Gyan received his first call-up by the Ghana national team. However, he turned down the invitation for the Black Stars for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa. He revealed in an interview with Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio that he felt the call-up was too early and that he wanted to concentrate on developing under José Mourinho at club level before accepting a call-up.

He debuted with Ghana in a 0–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification tie with Nigeria on 25 March 2022.

On 1 June 2022, Afena-Gyan scored his first international goal, as he contributed to the Black Stars’ 3-0 win against Madagascar in the first match of the qualifiers to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations: in the same occasion, he also provided the assist for Mohammed Kudus’ opening goal.

Style of play
Afena-Gyan is a quick striker who is able to play in different attacking positions.

Personal life
In February 2022, Afena-Gyan signed a sponsorship deal with German sportswear and equipment supplier Puma.

Felix Afena Gyan: The story of AS Roma’s newest gladiator from Ghana

It’s been quite a journey for Felix Afena Gyan. Every footballer hopes for an opportunity to play playing in European football and Afena-Gyan isn’t an exception.

What’s different is that the dream of his has been fulfilled.

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For those who are familiar with him, there’s little reason to be surprised that he was taken over from Italian huges AS Roma.

The leading Ghanaians soccer agency ArthurLegacy Sports are no novices at spotting a diamond in the rough in the field of football talent. They realized they had found the motherlode when their scout was able to spot Ohene Gyan who plays with the Presbyterian Senior High School at Berekum in the Bono region.

It wasn’t only his incredible speed and strength on the field that caught the attention of everyone. Ohene Gyan had the complete athletic package, as he also was a school athlete in track too, executing exceptionally across all sprint categories.

However, football was his main source of income. He helped his school win the regional tournament , and was named as captain for the region high school’s select team.

The Wenchi born genius has always broken down barriers.

From the moment he was a coach at his high school and sportsprefect an incoming second year student, in a time when only the final year students receive this honor, Ghanaian super agent, Oliver Arthur, knew he wasn’t just an athletic talent, but a well-rounded young man who had the potential to make it to the top.

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Ohene Gyan’s mother is the reason for his charming personality. It was her who noticed that her son was an avid football player and encouraged his talents.

She also recognized the value of his education, and he was able to keep him accountable as an athlete in school.

It all paid off in the end of his five and half-year agreement in the company of AS Roma.

It’s been years since an important Italian club hired a player directly from Ghana and that adds pressure. However, it’s the pressure Felix Ohene Gyan is ready to take on as he prepares to be the next to take Rome to the next level.

 

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