Jerome Opoku enjoyed an encouraging debut for Vejle Boldklub yesterday afternoon as his new side drew 2-2 with Brøndby to pick up their first point of the season in the Danish Super League.
The 22 year-old, who joined Vejle on a season-long loan from Fulham on Friday, went straight into the starting line-up alongside Denis Kolinger at the heart of the home side’s defence. The Reds endured a dreadful start, going behind to Mikael Uhre’s third-minute opener, but bounced back impressively to lead through goals from Dimitris Emmanouilidis and eighteen year-old striker Walid Faghir. Brøndby denied Vejle their first win of the season when Christian Cappis capitalised on a goalkeeping error to equalise with nine minutes left, but Opoku had reason to be pleased with a composed display on his first outing in Denmark.
The tall defender, who has enjoyed successful loan spells with Accrington Stanley and Plymouth Argyle in recent seasons, could not be blamed for either goal and was dominant in the air as well as being impressive in his distribution. Opoku will get his next chance to impress when the Jutland-based side travel to Midtjylland on Friday night.
We saw him play at Oxford in a pre season game a couple of years ago and he was in our opinion the man of the match. With loan experience gained is he going to be one to keep/watch for the whites future??