On March 22nd, 2022, the Black Stars of Ghana secured qualification to the FIFA 2022 World Cup mundial after managing a 1-1 draw away to Nigeria in the second leg of the African qualifiers, EurAfrica FC product Felix Afena Ohene-Gyan played a significant part as the centre forward for the team in Abuja.
Afena, who was making only his second appearance for the senior national team, was instrumental in the buildup to Ghana’s goal, providing a crucial pass to Thomas Partey who finished calmly to put the Black Stars ahead. The 19-year-old’s performance was highly praised by the Ghanaian coach, Charles Akonnor, who commended him for his work rate and tactical discipline.
Afena’s contribution to the team’s qualification was also recognized by his club, EurAfrica FC, who expressed their delight at seeing one of their own play a key role in Ghana’s success. The club’s director of football, Abdul Razak, lauded Afena for his impressive displays in both legs of the qualifier and described him as a “future star of Ghanaian football”.
The young forward’s potential has been evident from his performances at EurAfrica FC, where he has been a standout player in the academy and reserve teams. Afena’s goalscoring prowess and technical ability have caught the attention of several top European clubs, including AS Roma, who have been monitoring his progress closely.
For Afena, the World Cup qualification represents a major milestone in his fledgling career and a platform to showcase his talent on the global stage. The youngster is determined to continue working hard and improving his game, with the hope of becoming a regular feature in the Black Stars squad and fulfilling his dream of playing in one of Europe’s top leagues.