Felix Afena-Gyan has become unpopular among Ghanaian ‘investors’ following his late goal against Napoli.
The young Ghana international came off the bench to score in the 87th minute of Cremonese’s Coppa Italia match against Napoli. Afena-Gyan went on to score the winning penalty as Cremonese secured a famous win to progress to the quarter-finals.
The youngster is having a difficult season. He failed to hit the ground running after joining Cremonese from AS Roma, which resulted in his exclusion from the Black Stars squad for the World Cup despite playing a key role in qualification.
Prior to Tuesday, he had only scored one goal this season. He got his second with a well-placed header that saved Cremonese late in the game. Cremonese had a man sent off in extra time but defended resolutely to force penalty shootouts, which Afena-Gyan calmly converted the club’s final spot kick to secure victory.
Afena-Gyan took to Twitter to celebrate Cremonese’s victory at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, but instead of praise, some Ghanaians attacked him.
The Ghanaians, who are bettors and have been dubbed ‘investors’, had bet on Napoli to beat Cremonese, and would have won without Afena-Gyan’s late goal.
See tweets below
Herh! When you were omitted from the Ghana squad I fought for you. Insulted Otto Addo left, right and center but see how you paid me back😭😭😢💔. Ebi your own niggas ampa. pic.twitter.com/fzKhcfOQB2
— Yaron Nima (Nima Boy)🇬🇭 (@Nimaboy_) January 18, 2023
Aww!! Bro you spoilt my bet,Ghana hot oo,pls send me my money plsss
— korantengevans (@korantegevans) January 18, 2023
Woy3 kwasia paa small money ago chop u spoil am 🤦
— Bra Qwesi 🇬🇭 (@ebensarkcess) January 17, 2023
Massa;how could you do this to ur brothers…i lost ghc 1000 because of this your goal..aahhh bro;you could have waited and score in the league…You have killed me
— Fred Ahenkan (@FredAhenkan) January 18, 2023
so you know goal score wey you no Dey score give black stars?..now you spoil my brother en 34k bet..you go come meet we for Sunyani
— kingKay300🤴 (@kingkay300_) January 17, 2023