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Cedric Bakambu excited after claiming first title in China

6:04 AM EST 12/3/18
Cedric Bakambu Beijing Guoan FC
The Democratic Republic of Congo international helped the Imperial Guards claimed the Chinese title on Friday

Cedric Bakambu is delighted to claim the Chinese FA Cup title after Beijing Guoan’s 2-2 stalemate with Shandong Luneng at the Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium.

The 27-year-old joined the Imperial Guards in January from Spanish La Liga side Villarreal and immediately hit the ground running.

He scored 23 goals and contributed seven assists in 28 appearances across all competitions to help the Roger Schmidt’s men finish in the fourth spot in the log and claim the FA Cup.

Although impressed with the feat, the attacker is looking forward to ‘achieving more in the coming years.’

"We did it by winning the Cup final to complete an amazing season," Bakambu told BBC Sport.

"You want to achieve success as a professional footballer and it's a special feeling to celebrate in my first season in China.

"We knew it was going to be tough but the team stood strong with our fans solidly behind us.

"Now we can celebrate a tough season and focus on achieving more in the coming years."