12 Games, 6 Goals, 4 Assists: Joseph Paintsil scores, set up another in Genk’s comfortable win


Ghanaian Joseph Paintsil made it six goals from 12 games when he hit the back of the net again for Belgium top-flight KRC Genk in win over KV Mechelen on Friday night.

The in-form Ghana International player also provided an assist in his team’s 3-1 home win to take his tally to four in the Belgium Jupiler Pro League to extend their lead at the top of the league table.

He was heavily involved in the build up to the opener with the pre-assist in the Blue and Whites outfit first goal on the night when Daniel Muñoz scored the opener of the match after just nine minutes.

The visitors restored parity through Rob Schoofs 15th minute strike to make it 1-1 before the half time whistle.

Twelve minutes after the break, Paintsil set up Gerardo Ateada to restore the hosts one goal advantage to make it 2-1.

One minute into additional time period of the match, the Ghanaian attacker scored the third goal of the game for the home team to make the final score 3-1.

The 24-year-old Ghanaian forward has six goals and two four assists in 12 Belgium Jupiler Pro League games this season.

By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH /Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter

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