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Mourinho Praises Ghanaian Youngster Called Up To Face Bafana

Jose Mourinho has showered some special praise on a youngster who was recently called up to the Ghana squad to face Bafana Bafana and Ethiopia.

Read: Ghana Announce Squad To Play Bafana

Felix Afena-Gyan received his first-ever call-up to the Black Stars despite only making two appearances for Mourinho's side Roma this season.

Before the Italian club's UEFA Europa Conference League tie on Thursday night, Mourinho revealed what he likes about the 18-year-old who joined the Serie A outfit in January this year.

“With Felix, tomorrow he is a player who is not registered for the Conference League. But he is a player with qualities that we don't really have in the squad. He's a player who looks for opportunities that we don't often try to exploit," Mourinho told the media, as per Goal.

"We have a lot of players who want the ball at the feet; we don't have many who look for the spaces to run into. I like him because of how he tries to run into space and how he works out on the pitch. How he presses. He's aggressive in the spaces.

"He is a long, long way from being the finished product – a long way from being a complete player and a long way from being the perfect player to start for a team like Roma. But he is a player that deserves to be worked with and deserves a chance to play.

"It's good for him that he is training with us, just as it is good for other players."

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