Joseph Paintsil scores first league goal of the season for Genk


Black Stars winger Joseph Paintsil stole the spotlight in Sunday’s Belgian Pro League showdown between Genk and Sint-Truidense V.V., scoring a crucial goal to salvage a point for his team.

The captivating clash at the Cegeka Arena concluded in a breathtaking 3-3 draw, keeping fans on the edge of their seats, even though Genk found themselves trailing 3-0 during the game.

For most of the match, it appeared that the visitors were on course for victory, thanks to an impressive first-half hat-trick by Aboubakary Koita. However, Genk displayed incredible determination, mounting a spirited comeback in the second half.

Bilal El Khannouss and Toluwalase Arokodare found the net in the 58th and 71st minutes, both assisted by Patrik Hrosovsky, injecting hope into the former Belgian champions as they fought tenaciously to level the score.

Joseph Paintsil rose to the occasion, delivering his first league goal of the season in the 85th minute. His timely strike secured a well-deserved point for Genk on their home turf, completing a remarkable turnaround.

Paintsil’s performance this season includes one goal and three assists in the Belgian top flight, building on his outstanding displays from the previous season, which attracted interest from English clubs, including Southampton and Leeds United.