Lierse have announced the signing of Eric Ocansey from Kortrijk. The 25-year-old Ghanaian winger has struggled to break into the first team in recent seasons, culminating in him spending the end of last season on loan at Beveren in the second tier. Now, the player has left Kortrijk to join Lierse in the second tier of Belgian football permanently.
The winger, who began his career in Belgium with Eupen, played 64 games for Kortrijk and scored four goals. During his time with Eupen he amassed 119 appearances with 16 goals. Ocansey has signed a one year deal with Lierse, with an option for an extra one should the club decide he has earned it.
Ocansey is the first Kortrijk player to leave for a new club following the end of the season, but he certainly won’t be the last. Comoros international Faiz Selemani has been slated to leave for a while, but the winger decided against a January move to help the club remain in the top flight this past season. Owner Vincent Tan is also looking into selling the club this summer.