Union St Gilloise’s replacement for Victor Boniface grabs first goals in Belgium

Kevin Rodriguez, the striker that Union St Gilloise signed to replace Victor Boniface, opened his account in Belgian football with a brace against Kortrijk over the weekend. The Ecuadorian international scored two quickfire goals before the half-time break to give Union a lead during the interval. Shortly into the second-half, Madagascan international Loïc Lapoussin scored to make it 3-0.

Rodriguez joined Union in the summer from Independiente de Valle, a side he had only recently joined at the start of the year. In 26 games for the club, he scored five goals. The imposing 23-year-old striker has also been capped nine times by the Ecuadorian national team, scoring once.

Following the win over bottom side Kortrijk, Union have opened up a six point gap to Anderlecht at the top of the league. The side go into the international break with 11 wins from their opening 14 games and just two defeats. They are also the leagues top scorers with 34 goals.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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