Ghana international Joseph Paintsil has thanked Genk fans for their unflinching support following his side’s failure to win the Belgium Jupiler title.
Genk lost the Belgium Jupiler Pro League to Royal Antwerp after giving away a lead in stoppage time. They were on the verge of lifting the title with a 2-1 win but Toby Alderweireld scored in the closing stages of the game to change the story to bury Paintsil and Genk’s chances of finishing the season as champions.
The Black Stars forward was however, extended his appreciation to the fans of the club for standing solidly behind the team.
“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 wrote on Instagram.
Painstil, a former Tema Youth SC star, had a fantastic season with Genk, netting 14 goals and assisting 14 times in 30 Belgian Jupiler Pro League games.
He had earlier missed out on the Ebony award for 2023 to teammate Mike Tresor Ndayishimiye.