Yakubu scores winner on Chinese Super League debut

The former Blackburn striker has hit the ground running in the Far East after his strike handed R&F victory in the Guangzhou derby on Sunday afternoon

Former Blackburn striker Yakubu scored on his Chinese Super League debut to help Guangzhou R&F seal a 1-0 victory over local rivals Guangzhou Evergrande on Sunday.

The Nigerian, who sealed his move to the club just last week following the expiry of his Rovers contract, scored in the 86th minute of the match.

The victory over the Super League leaders moves the 29-year-old's new employers up to fifth in the league, with 27 points from 17 matches.

Yakubu is amongst a trio of top African footballers who have recently made the move to the Far East, following Didier Drogba and Seydou Keita's moves to Shanghai Shenhua and Dalian Aerbin respectively.