Ghana defender Daniel Amartey made a stunning debut for Besiktas, scoring a crucial goal to help his team secure a 2-0 triumph over Albania’s KF Tirana in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.
Amartey’s impactful goal paved the way for Besiktas to claim a convincing away victory, positioning them as favourites to progress to the next round of the qualifiers.
The 28-year-old found the back of the net just 11 minutes after being introduced in the early stages of the second half. His close-range header showcased his prowess, giving his team the lead.
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— Football View (@FootballViewYT) August 3, 2023
Cameroonian forward Vincent Aboubakar sealed the victory for Besiktas with a goal in the 79th minute, further solidifying their dominance in the match.
Amartey’s transfer to Besiktas on a three-year contract came after his eight-year spell with Leicester City, a tenure that ended following the club’s relegation from the Premier League. He joined the club in 2015 from Danish side Copenhagen and had a remarkable start, winning the Premier League. He also played a role in the club’s FA Cup triumph in 2021 against Chelsea.
Daniel Amartey's salary at Besiktas until 2027 will reach an impressive €1.8M net per year.
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— Capology (@CapologyDB) August 2, 2023
Besiktas will now carry their momentum into the second leg of the tie, aiming to secure their place in the next round of the Europa Conference League.