Nigeria International and former Watford FC of England striker Odion Ighalo has opened his goal scoring account for his new club, Shanghai Shenhua.

Ighalo’s goal came against Hebei China Fortune in his second appearance for Shenhua – an equalizer that brought the scores to 1-1. Ultimately, though, his effort wasn’t enough as his side eventually lost by two goals to one.

According to Goal Nigeria, Ighalo, who is coached by his former coach at Watford, Quique Sanchez Flores, equalized for his side four minutes after Morocco’s Ayoub El Kaabi opened the scoring at the Hongkou Stadium in the 30th minute.

Dong Xuesheng’s effort in the 66th minute handed the visitors maximum points as Shanghai Shenhua conceded their second successive defeat in the Chinese Super League.

After two rounds of matches, the Flower of Shanghai remain without a win in the 2019 season and are rooted to the bottom of the league table.

Ighalo will be hoping to build on his first strike for Shanghai Shenhua when they take on Henan Jianye for their Chinese top-flight game on March 31.