It didn’t take Jerry Bengtson long to make an impact.
The Honduran arrived in Argentina on Monday to sign the contract that would make his year-long loan to Belgrano official. Donning the team’s blue jersey, Bengtson told media that he was excited to join the Pirates and looked forward to scoring goals.
On Wednesday, Bengtson did just that during his first practice with the team. In a friendly against a lower division club, the 27-year-old scored to help his team collect a 2-0 victory. Bengtson was largely playing alongside reserves that didn’t feature in Belgrano’s 2-0 loss to Independiente.
Bengtson told media that he has adjusted well to the move. Furthermore, he has praised the facilities, club and manager. He has also said that he feels good fitness-wise and hopes that he will be able to win the love of supporters.
It looks like Bengtson will have to wait to make his debut with Belgrano since the Argentine Football Association has postponed this weekend’s games in honor of Julio Grondona, the longtime federation head who died on Wednesday.
Belgrano was slated to face soccer powerhouse Boca Juniors on Sunday, August 10th. There hasn’t been an announcement regarding when the rescheduled match will take place.