Ghana forward Felix Afena-Gyan on target as Cremonese thump Salsomaggiore in friendly

Ghana forward Felix Afena-Gyan on target as Cremonese thump Salsomaggiore in friendly

Forward Felix Afena-Gyan scored for US Cremonese in a friendly against lower-tier side Slasomaggiore.

The 19-year-old produced a fine finish as the Serie A side thrashed their opponent 6-0 in preparations ahead of the return of the Italian league.

Afena-Gyan failed to make Ghana’s squad for the World Cup, but remained in Italy to continue training while the league was on break.

He was joined by his teammates his week for mid-season training.

In the friendly on Thursday, Cremonese were too strong for Salsomaggiore and did not take too much time to break their opponents. Two quick-fire goals from Santiago Ascarcibar and Luka Lochoshvili ensured the topflight side race into a two-goal before the 20th minute.

Nigerian duo Cyriel Dessers and Daniel Okereke added two more goals before half time.

After the break, Afena-Gyan extended the lead before Leonardo Sernicola completed the mauling.