By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
Ghanaian midfielder Bennard Kumordzi came off the bench to score a memorable header for KRC Genk in their nervy 3-2 win over Gent in the Belgian Pro League on Saturday evening.
Kumordzi was introduced as a 32nd minute replacement for Trinidad and Tobago international Khaleem Hyland who suffered an injury.
Thomas Buffel had given Genk a 9th minute lead but Zambian international Rodgers Kola cancelled the lead before Petit-Pelé Mboyo Ilombé gave the visitors a 2-1 lead at the Cristal Arena.
It took Kumordzi to restore parity for his side on the hour mark.
French international Julien Gorius weighed in a corner kick from the right for the 27-year-old former Panionios playmaker to connect home with a powerful header.
Kumordzi has been in a fine shape for Genk in the Pro League and Saturday’s goal is a big statement about his fine form which could trigger a consideration from Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah in the Ghana team.
He played a starring role in Genk’s victory over giants Anderlecht to reach the final of the Belgian Cup.