KRC Genk’s Yira Sor Targets Championship Playoffs After Late Winner Against Charleroi

KRC Genk's Yira Sor Targets Championship Playoffs After Late Winner Against Charleroi

KRC Genk forward Yira Sor emerged as the hero last night after helping his team secure a crucial victory against Charleroi with a late goal, propelling the team to their second consecutive win and bringing them closer to their Championship Playoffs dream.KRC Genk's Yira Sor Targets Championship Playoffs After Late Winner Against Charleroi

The Nigerian forward, known for his impact off the bench, sealed a 1-0 triumph for Genk, snatching all three points in a hard-fought encounter in the Jupiler Pro League, Footballrover reports.

Sor’s decisive strike came just 71 minutes into the match, shortly after he was brought on as a substitute.

Despite only featuring for 20 minutes, Sor’s goal proved instrumental in securing the win for Genk.

In a post-match interview, Sor expressed his team’s ambition, saying,

“The goal is to reach the top six. These two victories in a row are good, and we look at it match by match.”

Still reflecting on the match, Sor highlighted Genk’s dominance, emphasising their strong attacking and defensive displays.

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He attributed the victory to the team’s willpower and collective effort, acknowledging that the first half posed some challenges.

The 23-year-old also shared insights into his evolving role within the team, revealing that he plays as a wing attacker but ended up scoring as a striker.

He credited the coach’s tactical instructions, which saw him support fellow Nigerian Tolu Arokodare upfront, a strategy that proved effective against Charleroi.

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Genk’s victory against Charleroi has elevated them to fifth place in the league standings, positioning them well within reach of the coveted top-six finish and a spot in the championship playoffs.

With four rounds of matches remaining in the regular season, Genk’s pursuit of playoff qualification remains firmly on track.

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With six goals already in the league this season, Sor is well determined to propel Genk into the championship playoffs.

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