Ghana international and Italian club AS Roma teenage football prodigy, Felix Afena-Gyan, is set to spend sometime on the sidelines after testing positive for COVID-19. The 18 year old has been a regular name on the team sheet for AS Roman manager, Jose Mourinho since making his senior debut in October, and his forced absence is going to force Jose Mourinho into making changes.
The reputation of the Ghanaian and AS Roma forward rose recently as he came of the bench to score a double against Genoa to ensure his side emerged 2-0 victors at the end of the final whistle. His stellar performance of the bench impressed his manager so much so that his manager promised to buy him any boot of his choice, a promise he has since fulfilled.
His positive test for COVID-19 will therefore come as a major blow for both his manager and the club as he is set to be unavailable to help his team for the forseeable future. The club has since confirmed that Felix Afena-Gyan has tested positive for COVID-19.
A statement from AS Roma said: “The club can confirm that, following the latest round of molecular testing involving the first team squad, forward Felix Afena-Gyan has returned a positive test for COVID-19. The relevant health authorities have immediately been informed. The player, who has been vaccinated, is doing fine and has now begun isolating at home.”