Ghanaian forward Ishmael Yartey poached his debut goal for Finland side FC Haka during the team’s league game against HJK Helsinki on Thursday.
The former youth international was named on the bench for the home side for his side by manager Teemu Tainio for the league encounter.
Helsinki broke the deadlock of the game in the 53rd minute of the game through David Browne after the first 45 minutes ended without a goal.
Luis Enrique doubled the league leaders’ lead eight minutes later, scoring just a minute after coming off the bench in place of Atomu Tanaka.
Yartey was introduced into the game after Helsinki’s goal and made an instant impact for his side, pulling one goal back. However, no matter how hard they tried in the closing embers of the game, the away side were able to see out the win.
The 31-year-old’s goal was his first-ever for the Finnish club having joined them on a year deal in January last year as a free agent from Saudi Arabian second-tier club Hetten FC.
The former Ghana Youth international has been involved in four out of the six games his side has played in the Finnish Veikkausliiga, starting two and making a further two substitute appearances.