Ghanaian central midfielder Samuel Asamoah netted a sensational hat-trick to propel Sint Truiden to a glorious 5-2 win over KAS Eupen in the Belgian Jupiler League on Saturday.
The pocket-size midfielder, 25, has now bagged 4 goals in his last three games in the league and reached an anticlimax on the 64th minute mark as he received his marching orders from the referee.
Truiden looked to be ending the first-half with a 2-1 loss but the Accra-born former product of Aspire Academy, who also holds a Belgian passport, ensured his side the half with the lead after scoring twice in the closing three minutes of the stanza.
Asamoah, whose current market value stands at €1.2m, latched on to a pass from Colidio inside the box and fired straight to the bottom left corner to peck the scoring 2-2 in the 42nd minute.
DR Congo winger Jordan Botaka displayed great footwork to set up Asamoah inside the box and the central midfielder planted the ball firmly home to hand Truiden a 3-2 lead before the break.
Asamoah completed the his hat-trick when he tucked the ball home from close range in the 63rd minute.
He was sent off for pulling off his shirt as the referee booked him for the second time in the game.
The midfielder left KAS Eupen to join Truiden and he used the game on Saturday to demonstrate his quality to his former club as he nailed them.
Ghanaian defender Emmanuel Adjei-Sowah, who left Anderlecht to join Eupen was in action for the losers in the entire period of the game.
Asamoah has been linked with a nationality switch to Ghana’s cross-border neighbours Togo but the move is yet to materialise and could still feature for the Ghana senior national team.
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