Ghanaian striker Abdul-Aziz Yakubu has achieved a remarkable status since his move to China in March of this year.
Yakubu played a pivotal role in Wuhan Three Towns’ 3-1 victory over Dalian Professional FC, making a dynamic start in the 28th round of this season’s games on Friday.
In the 23rd minute, Yakubu broke the match’s deadlock, converting a penalty kick with goalkeeper Yan Wu unable to prevent the goal.
The visiting team continued to press on and secured their second goal eight minutes later, courtesy of Brazilian midfielder Davidson, taking the score to 2-0.
Cesar Manzoki, the forward from the Central African Republic, managed to score a consolation goal for the home team in the 42nd minute. However, defender Ji-Su Park netted Wuhan’s third goal, securing the victory for his team.
Yakubu, who is owned by Rio Ave, is defying the notion that the Chinese Super League is a footballing graveyard, having scored an impressive 12 goals in various competitions.