Felix Afena-Gyan is the future of the Black Stars, says Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan

Published on: 25 November 2021

Ghana legend, Asamoah Gyan has lauded youngster, Felix Afena-Gyan stressing that he is a big prospect for the senior national team, the Black Stars.

The 18-year-old who turned down a chance to feature for the Black Stars in the final round of games of the 2022 Fifa World Cup games against Ethiopia and South Africa earlier this month has dominated the international and local media following his audacious two gaols for AS Roma against Genoa last weekend in the Serie A.

However, Gyan, who has scored a record 51 goals for Ghana, said the youngster has the qualities to lead the Black Stars attack in future and has advised that he is not rushed into the team.

"He is a very good player," Gyan admitted in an interview with Asempa FM.

"I have watched all his games he has played for Roma 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 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.

Afena-Gyan came off the bench to score a brace as Roma defeated Genoa on Sunday night.

It was his third substitute appearance for the Roma senior team. He has fully convinced manager Jose Mourinho who has promoted him from the youth team.