Utaka relieved by first goal in China
Peter Utaka scores first goal in China
The Nigeria star was on target for his new Chinese Super League side Dalian Aerbin as they salvaged a point away at Guozhou Renhen courtesy of a 2-2 draw.
“I am relieved now and I believe more goals will follow,” said Utaka, who moved to China for the cash during the winter transfer window.
"I have been doing my best to score since I came here and I wasn't happy I was yet to score because I know a lot is expected from me.
“But I am sure the goals will come now because my dream is to win the top scorer's award, it is not late. I will do it and help my team finish well on the table."
The 29-year-old former Odense of Denmark striker has scored once in seven games, four goals short of the league’s scorer Dario Conca of leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.
Utaka’s Dalian Aerbin are now 13th on the table.