From Grace to Grass: Afena-Gyan goes from winning European trophy with Roma to suffering relegation to Serie B


Ghana’s new sensation Felix Afena Ohene-Gyan has gone from winning the UEFA Europa Conference League with AS Roma to suffering relegation to the Italy Serie B.

The Ghanaian forward who caught the eyes of many Football connoisseurs playing for the Rossoneries under Jose Mourinho has gone from a hero to zero.

He went in search of playing time at newly promoted team US Cremonese at the start of the 2022-23 season leaving the Rome club for the small club.

Things did not pan out as the young man expected as he struggled at the club for playing time the Italy Serie A Newbies throughout the season with few appearances.

With the benefit of hindsight, the Felix Afena-Gyan move to Cremonese proved to be futile. From suffering for playing time to losing his spot in the Black Stars squad and missing an opportunity of a lifetime to play for Ghana at the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

The young forward only accumulated an xG of 1.9 in 816 Serie A minutes and ended up with no goal or assist in the 2022-23 season after a breakthrough campaign with Roma the season before.

In the end, his team, Cremonese has been relegated and perhaps the Serie B might be friendlier to the Ghanaian who has struggled to shine in the top-flight after leaving Roma in the 2022 summer.

His decision to leave Jose Mourinho for other opportunities has backfired and must put himself back together to hit top form for another chance to play top-flight league in the Europeans top five leagues anytime soon.

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