Betfair punter lands nine-fold bet to win more than £20k from a fiver in dramatic style thanks to late, late goal from Roma youngster…
It looked like the bet was going to fall short but then Afena-Gyan added the all important second, which sealed the £20k, in the 94th.
A Betfair punter was jumping for joy on Sunday after landing a nine-fold multiple which saw £5.25 returning winnings of more than £20k.
It was a super Sunday for the punter who spread their bets across the continent’s leagues, starting in the Slovenian top flight and culminating in Serie A in dramatic style.
The punter clearly knew what they were doing when it came to handicap bets, as they correctly backed Ajax and Manchester City, among others, to overcome them.
With eight bets in the bag and one to go things were looking good ahead of Roma’s clash with Genoa.
Jose Mourinho’s team have struggled in recent weeks, and generally been unpredictable this season, but the punter put their faith in them to beat Genoa with a handicap of -1.
With the teams locked at 0-0 that faith looked misplaced. Enter Felix Afena-Gyan, an 18-year-old Ghanian who only made his first team debut last month.
He came off the bench and broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute. Cue delirium among Roma fans and a final few minutes that must have been almost unbearable for our punter who needed Mourinho’s men to score again.
It looked like the bet was going to fall short but then Afena-Gyan added the all important second, which sealed the £20k, in the 94th. It was a thrilling end to a match and a super-shrewd piece of betting.
It later turned out that Mourinho had promised to by Afena-Gyan a pair of boots worth €800 if he scored. The Special One duly delivered and it was smiles all round.