Black Stars forward Joseph Paintsil was Genk’s best player on the evening in their league game against Westerlo on Tuesday night.
The 24-year-old was directly involved in three goals as his side secured a thumping victory over their opponents away from home.
Paintsil got his evening underway with a delightful assist for Aziz Ouattarra Mohammed to open the scoring in the seventh minute of the game.
It didn’t take long before the Ghanaian was also on the scoresheet as he netted on the 24th-minute mark to extend the lead for Genk.
The away team headed into the break with a 2-0 lead and looked certain to run away with the victory.
However, Westerlo scored two quick goals to draw level and scare Genk.
Paintsil then pooped up onto the scene again turning the provider for the third goal for Genk to restore their lead.
The Ghanaian assisted Daniel Munoz as Genk made it 3-2 in the 64th minute of the encounter.
Paintsil was then substituted in the 90th minute of the game with Genk going to win 3-2.
The win sees Genk open a 10-point lead at the top of the Belgium Pro League after 21 games played.