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Sports News of Friday, 24 August 2018

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Joseph Paintsil registers assist for KRC Genk

Ghanaian attacker Joseph Paintsil marked his debut in the UEFA Europa League for KRC Genk as they thump Brondby 5-2 at the Luminus Arena on Thursday evening.

The former Ghana youth star joined the Belgian Jupilar Pro League outfit from Tema Youth in a four-year contract last month.

However, he was not able to start the campaign with his new teammates after suffering an injury during their pre-season training.

He returned after four weeks to mark his competitive debut over the weekend in their 3-1 win over Sporting Charleroi in the league.

The 20-year-old was handed his debut in Europe's second-tier club competition on Thursday when he replaced Congolese midfielder Dieumerci Ndongala in the 74th minute in their 5-2 win over Danish side Brondby in the first leg of the Europa League final qualifying round.

Paintsil announced himself in the colours of the club with a fantastic assist for Leandro Trossard to seal the win for Genk in the 91st minute of the game.