Dutch-born Ghanaian striker Johnathan Opoku Agyemang put up a splendid show on the opening matchday of the Dutch Eredivisie as he scored and provided two assists on Saturday.
The 29-year-old artfully provided Italian Elia Soriano the opportunity to pull parity for VVV Venlo after RKC Waalwijk had taken a first-half lead. Opoku stabbed the ball to the 30-year-old No.9 who darted it past the visitors’ keeper.
Ten minutes after the leveller American Haji Wrights was felled inside the box by the Waalwijk goalkeeper and Opoku elected himself to confidently plant the ball home for the lead.
Opoku held up play well in the area before locating Peter van Ooijen who wriggled through and resisted a number of challenges before unleashing a thunderous strike home for what could be a goal of the season contender.
The striker is on his sixth season at Venlo and is keen to improve his scoring number. He bagged five goals in 29 games last season.
He was born to a Ghanaian parent in the European nation but is yet to commit his international future to either Ghana or the Dutch national team.