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Sports News of Sunday, 1 April 2018


Boakye-Yiadom scores on his Jiangsu Suning debut

Ghana striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom scored on his Jiangsu Suning debut by coming off the bench to score in their 2-1 win over Tianjin Teda.

Boakye was thrown into the action by coach Cosmin Olâroiu in the 57th minute when he replaced Lingfeng Zhang.

With a quarter-of-an-hour left to play, Boakye converted a penalty.

Two minutes later, Brazilian Alex Teixeira doubled their lead before Johnathan reduced the deficit for Teda on 81 minutes.

Boakye has previously scored on his debuts for Genoa, Elche, Sassuolo, Atalanta and Red Star Belgrade.

The Ghana international joined the Chinese outfit after an impressive season in the Serbian top flight with Red Star Belgrade.

Boakye has also become an important member of the new-look Black Stars that is aiming to qualify and annex the 2019 Cup of Nations in Cameroon.