We shall be back stronger next season – Joseph Paintsil reacts to Genk’s Belgium league title loss to Royal Antwerp

Published on: 05 June 2023

Ghana international Joseph Paintsil has reacted to KRC Genk’s Belgium Jupiler Pro League title loss to Royal Antwerp.

Painstil and his outfit ended the season in disappointment after they gave away the title following a late goal from eventual champions Royal Antwerp.

Genk came close to winning the title but a stoppage time strike from former Tottenham Hotspurs defender Toby Alderweireld changed the narrative.

Nigerian international Toluwalase Arokodare shot Genk into the lead at the stroke of first half as the host went to recess with a one goal advantage.

After the break, Royal Antwerp leveled the pegging through Netherland interantional Gyrano Kerk in the 58th minute.

Bryan Heynen scored in the 75th minute to restore Genk’s lead but Alderweireld late strike ensured Royal Antwerp shared the spoils to clinch their first title since 1957.

“Thank you, genkies, for your support throughout the season. Your cheers and encouragement have been our driving force. We couldn't grab the big prize and it hurts a lot but we also couldn’t have gotten this close without you.

“We shall be back stronger next season” he tweeted

Joseph Painstil has enjoyed an amazing season with Genk, scoring 14 goals and providing 14 assists in 30 Belgium Jupiler Pro League games.