Burundi International Saido Berahino wasted no time in presenting himself to the Zulte Waregem faithful, scoring in his debut in Essevee’s 2-0 away win at Genk.
The 26-year-old was on target for Essevee as they cruised to their first win of the season against Felice Mazzu’s side.
The striker joined the Belgian First Division A club he trained with during pre-season on a free transfer on Friday after leaving Stoke City by mutual agreement.
Berahino didn’t take long to make an impact for Waregem – scoring his side’s second goal in the 78th minute after Henrik Bjordal’s opener.
Despite being on parade for 90 minutes, Mbwana Samatta could not rescue the reigning league champions from crumbling at home, with Ghana’s Joseph Paintsil making way for Manuel Benson after 80 minutes.
Also, manager Felice Mazzu threw in Nigerian International Stephen Odey into the fray after 68 minutes for Ianis HagiArticle continues below
The victory halts Francky Dury’s men’s losing streak after bowing to Mechelen and Standard Liege in their opening fixtures.
Berahino and his teammates welcome Sporting Charleroi to Regenboogstadion in their next game.