Sacked KRC Genk coach Felice Maazu is happy with the progress of Joseph Paintsil despite the Ghanaian failure to enjoy regular playing time under his tenure.
Paintsil endured a difficult period under the 53-year-old Belgian tactician.
However, he was handed a chance over the weekend against Royal Excel Mouscron and did not disappoint as they finished the game 2-2.
Maazu, who watched the match in the stands following his sacking, could not hide his delight over the performance of the Ghana youth international and a few other members of the squad that did not get opportunity under his reign.
"I watched the first match of my old group with his new coach against Mouscron, I saw a good Joseph Paintsil who I did not play the last few weeks with me, I found a better Ito, and for the rest Genk cashed in a very early goal, like with me Genk was led, as with me, Genk came back to the score, as sometimes with me, and Genk had a canceled goal for offside, as with me.The device was not especially different, as I understand.After a few days a new coach can not change everything. I also saw a bit more offensive momentum from some players on the whole.I saw a good Genk who certainly deserved to win at Mouscron."
Paintsil has churned out 10 games in all competitions for the Limburgers in the ongoing season.