Felix Afena-Gyan, 18, hits brace as Jose Mourinho's Roma sinks Andriy Shevchenko's Genoa

Felix Afena-Gyan
Felix Afena-Gyan

Ghanaian teenage substitute Felix Afena-Gyan's first senior goals earned Jose Mourinho's AS Roma a 2-0 victory at Genoa in Serie A on Sunday.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan thought he had given Roma the lead in the first half with a thunderous strike, only for the eagle-eyed referee to rule the goal out after spotting a handball from Tammy Abraham as the effort flew past the English striker.

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The visitors looked like they were going to have to settle for a frustrating draw going into the latter stages of the match as Andriy Shevchenko's Genoa frustrated their opponents in the new coach's first game in charge.

However, 18-year-old Afena-Gyan had other ideas and he scored in the 82nd minute to edge his side in front, running to celebrate with a jubilant Mourinho after finding the net, before curling a stoppage-time second to seal the win.

The victory, just Roma's second in eight matches in all competitions, moved Mourinho's men up to fifth in the standings, while Genoa stay 18th.