Nyasha Mushekwi leading China's Dalian Yifang's bid for Super League promotion
Posted: 24 July 2017 Time: 09:57
Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Nyasha Mushekwi continues to set alight the Chinese League One, with his goals steering Dalian Yifang’s promotion charge.
Just like he has done for most of this season, Mushekwi was on target again this past weekend as he netted his 13th goal in 18 games.
The Zimbabwean frontman slammed home the opener against Qingdao Huanghai on Saturday, in a game that eventually ended 1-1 but had no effect on Yifang’s standing as the leaders of the Chinese second tier league.
The 'Blue Hawks' currently top the standings with 41 points from 18 games, with the 29 year-old having scored 13 of their 31 league goals so far this season.
Two teams will gain promotion to the Super League at the end of the season, and Mushekwi’s team is enjoying a five-point cushion in the promotion bracket.
The ex-Djurgadens and KV Oostende goal poacher has been Yifang’s go-to man upfront this season and is now in his second year in China, having joined from The Brazilians at the beginning of 2016.
Last season he ended as the second-highest scorer with 19 strikes, behind Brazilian hitman Luis Fabiano (22), as his team finished in fifth place.
The left-footed forward featured in all 30 league games last year.
In his time at Sundowns, Mushekwi scored 40 goals in 53 starts, but was twice loaned out to European sides KV Oostende in Belgium and Swedish club Djurgadens IF, before eventually moving to Asia.