Kortrijk's Imoh Ezekiel pictured during the Jupiler Pro League match between KV Kortrijk and KV Oostende, in Kortrijk, Saturday 18 August 2018, on the fourth day of the Jupiler Pro League, the Belgian soccer championship season 2018-2019. BELGA PHOTO KRISTOF VAN ACCOM
Nigerian midfielder, Imoh Ezekiel scored his first league goal in the colours of KV Kortrijk as they missed the chance to topple Sporting Charleroi on the table after going down 1-2 at home, reports.
The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist started just his fifth league outing since his arrival last summer, but it was the visitors who had a golden opportunity in the first half from the penalty spot but missed it at both sides went into the break level.
The 25-year-old, however, put his side ahead three minutes after the restart when he lashed unto a through ball from the midfield before running passes two markers and slotting the ball beyond the goalkeeper to giver Kortrijk a 1-0 lead.
But just like in the first half the visitors were awarded another penalty but this time Ryota Morioka stepped up and dispatched it perfectly to level scored at 1-1.
Ezekiel was then withdrawn 13 minutes from time with his side trying to push for a late equalizer but it was the visitors who stole the point when Victor Osimhen led the charge before substitute Jeremy Perebet finished off the attack deep into injury time to hand Charleroi all three points.
The win sees Osimhen and his side remain in 8th position with 38 points whilst Kortrijk remain in 9th position with 34 points, four points adrift of the championship playoff spot.