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Joseph Paintsil set to make MLS debut with LA Galaxy

Joseph Paintsil

Ghanaian winger Joseph Paintsil is gearing up to make his Major League Soccer (MLS) debut against Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami on Sunday, February 25, 2024. The news was officially announced on the club’s social media accounts.

The former KRC Genk player signed a four-year deal with LA Galaxy as a Designated Player.

With his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa successfully secured, Paintsil is now ready to take the MLS by storm. The winger has had an impressive record in the Belgian League, where he played 168 matches, scored 40 goals, and provided 28 assists.

Earlier in the week, Paintsil said goodbye to teammates, coaches, and supporters of the Limburg based side before his announcement in Los Angeles.

Not only has Paintsil achieved success at the club level, but he has also represented the Ghana Black Stars at two African Cup of Nations tournaments . The 26-year-old winger will don his favourite number 28 jersey.

Paintsil joins an illustrious group of designated players who have graced the LA Galaxy roster, including the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Steven Gerrard, David Beckham, and Cavier Hernandez (Chicharito).

A trait that demonstrates the club’s commitment to attracting top talent and maintaining its status as a force to be reckoned with in the MLS.

As the countdown begins for the highly anticipated match against Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami on Sunday, fans are eagerly awaiting Paintsil’s debut. It’s an exciting time for LA Galaxy supporters, who are looking forward to witnessing the winger’s skills and contributions on the field.

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