Felix Afena-Gyan: Ghanaian teenager named fastest player in Serie A

Ghana and AS Roma teen sensation Felix Afena-Gyan has been named as the fastest player in Serie A for the month of January.

AS Roma starlet Felix Afena-Gyan

The highly-rated teenager came in first place ahead of Lazio striker Ciro Immobile and Juventus star Juan Cuadrado.

Afena-Gyan had an average velocity of 35.6 kilometres per hour in the league matches he played this month.

The youngster played three Serie A matches for AS Roma in January, against Juventus, Cagliari and Lecce.


He narrowly edged Immobile and Cuadrado, who both had an average velocity of 35.3 kilometres per hour.

This comes after the Ghanaian striker’s second goal against Genoa was voted by fans of AS Roma as the club’s goal of the year (2021).

The 18-year-old started 2021 playing non-league football in Ghana but has quickly risen to the very top.

He has made a massive impact in the Serie A since making his senior debut for Roma last October.


Afena-Gyan’s stock rose further after he netted a sensational double as Jose Mourinho’s team beat Genoa 2-0 in November.

His second goal came courtesy of his individual brilliance as he pounced on a loose ball before unleashing a curling effort from 35 yards that left the net bulging.

The goal was announced as the fans’ goal of the year at the Socios End of Year awards in December.


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