Kenyan international Ayub Timbe made marked his Chinese Super League debut with a point picked against Jiangsu Suning.
The Beijing Renhe winger was recalled from a loan spell with Heilongjiang Lava Springs in the lower division.
Timbe gained promotion with Renhe to the top division, but he was loaned back to the Chinese League One following the CSL quota rule.
The rule restricts the number of foreign players a club can sign in a single season.
But the sale of Brazilian Ivo created room for Timbe to ink his name in the history book as the second Kenyan, after Michael Olunga to have played in the Chinese top tier.
Olunga returned to Guizhou Zhicheng from a season loan spell with Spanish side Girona FC.
Timbe played for 20 minutes after he was thrown in the in the 70th minute in a match whose side picked six yellow cards.