Good Start! Ghana’s Kevin-Prince Boateng Scores in Spanish La Liga Debut for Las Palmas


Kevin-Prince Boateng scored the third goal in the 31st minute, making his mark in Spanish football

It was his first game since joining Spanish side Las Palmas, Ghana’s Kevin-Prince Boateng proved to his club managers that they made the right decision by signing him. Valencia hosted Las Palmas at Mesilla stadium on Monday night, and Boateng who has been training with Las Palmas in the past few weeks was handed a start in the game.

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Valencia opened the scoring galore in the game with Santi Mina scoring six minutes after kick-off. Las Palmas equalised with Marko Livaja’s goal in the 16th minute, after which Jonathan Vierra netted a penalty for the away team in the 24th minute, sending the team to a 2-1 lead.

Kevin-Prince Boateng scored the third goal in the 31st minute, making his mark in Spanish football. Three minutes later Valencia’s Santa Mina scored a second goal for the home team. Marko Livana scored the fourth and only goal for Las Palms in the second half of the game, grabbing all three points away from the home team, in their first game of the La Liga season.

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The German born Ghanaian joined Las Palmas on a one year deal earlier this month, after spending the second half of last season with Italian Serie A club AC Milan. After playing in some of the top leagues in the world like; Hertha Berlin, Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund, Portsmouth, AC Milan (twice) and Schalke, Kevin-Prince Boateng moved to Spain on a one-year contract with Las Palmas this summer.

The talented Boateng has a German mother, and a Ghanaian father. He has played in two FIFA world Cup tournaments with Ghana’s Black Stars.