Joseph Painstil Scores Sixth Goal of the Season in Belgium, Named KRC Genk Man of the Match After Mechelen Win

Joseph Painstil Scores Sixth Goal of the Season in Belgium, Named KRC Genk Man of the Match After Mechelen Win

Lukman Mumuni
  • Ghanaian forward Joseph Painstil has scored again for KRC Genk in the Belgium topflight league
  • The Black Stars forward scored and provided an assist as the Belgium giants defeated KV Mechelen
  • Joseph Painstil has reportedly been included in a list to be released by Ghana coach Otto Addo ahead of the World Cup

Red-hot winger Joseph Painstil netted his sixth goal of the season to help KRC Genk to victory against KV Mechelen in the Belgium league.

The 24-year-old rounded up victory for Genk with his side's third in the 3-1 victory at Cegeka Arena.

Painstil had earlier provided the assist for Genk's second and was named Man of the Match at the end of the game.

Joseph Painstil, KRC Genk, World Cup
Joseph Painstil has scored his sixth goal of the season for KRC Genk in Belgium. Credit: @KRCGenkofficial
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Genk got off to a great start after defender Daniel Munoz broke the deadlock just nine minutes into the game.

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The visitors, KV Mechelen equalized six minutes later through midfielder Rob Schoofs.

Painstil produced magic after the break, serving Gerardo Arteaga with the assist to put Genk into the lead.

The Ghanaian forward with the icing on the cake with a powerful strike in injury time.

The former Tema Youth player has made 12 appearances for the Blues this season in the league. Painstil is hoping to win the Belgium league title for the season time with Genk.

The former Tema Youth player is reported to be in the list of Ghana coach Otto Addo for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Otto Addo explains omission of Joseph Painstil from Ghana squad for friendlies

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Otto Addo has revealed that Joseph Painstil's failure to travel with the Black Stars to Japan for the Kirin Cup tournament played a role in his decision in naming the team for the Brazil and Nicaragua friendlies.

Painstil has been in red-hot form for Belgium topflight side KRC Genk, scoring a goal in every two games this season.

And his omission from Otto Addo's squad for the friendlies this week caused a stir in Ghana, but the Black Stars trainer feels there are players better than Painstil in his team.