Ghana wing Kamaldeen Sulemana registered a double for Stade Rennes to secure a 6-0 victory over Clermont Foot in French Ligue 1 on Wednesday.
The attacker put on a Man of the Match show at Roazhon Park to help seal three points in the game seven days.
It reached its goal to three in seven games for the club after its summer move of the Danish outfit Nordsjaelland.
The victory sent Rennes to eleventh place on the league table, just one point and one place among their opponents on the match.
Jonas Martin broke the deadlock for the hosts in the 32nd minute and went home from Benjamin Bourigeaud’s cross to a corner routine.
The latter were busy with their second goal again four minutes later, playing through Martin Terrier, whose low first shot went through the legs of goalkeeper Arthur Desmas.
In the second half, Kamaldeen reached his first goal of the day from close range, before making it 4-0 with another attempt from close range, after hitting a loose ball in the box.
Gaetan Laborde then grabbed the net to increase the hosts’ lead, before Birger Meling set up Flavien Tait to make it 6-0 in the 77th minute.
Next for Kamaldeen and Rennes in Ligue 1 is Bordeaux on eighth game day.
The Ghanaian signed a five-year deal with The Red and Blacks in July, averting interest from Ajax, Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen.
His big step was the result of a good season for Nordsjaelland in the Danish elite division, where he passed 10 times in 29 matches.
He makes his debut in Rennes on the opening day of the new term and announces his presence in style with a sublime finish in a 1-1 draw with Lens.
The 21-year-old, a full Ghana international, is expected to be named in the Black Stars group for their 2022 qualifying double header against Zimbabwe next month.
Earlier this month he was in action to help the West Africans with a 1-0 home win over Ethiopia on the first day of the series, but he was away from the rest of the team when the Stars for their match two matches traveled with South Africa. due to Covid-19 restrictions.