Yakubu Scores Winner In Chinese Super League Debut
Yakubu Aiyegbeni justified his signing by Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F as he scored to give them a lone goal victory over local rivals Guangzhou Evergrande in Sunday’s match.
Yakubu, who only moved to the club during the past week, scored his debut goal on 86 minutes to start his China sojourn on a bright note.
This victory means that R&F move up to the fifth position after defeating the league leaders. They now have 27 points from 17 matches. Yakubu is among a trio of top African footballers who recently made the move across to China as that country hopes to increase the popularity of the game among locals.
Didier Drogba and Seydou Keita have both moved to Shanghai Shenhua and Dalian Aerbin respectively bringing lots of attention to the world’s most populated country.