Former Zimbabwe international striker Nyasha Mushekwi has joined his Brazilian teammate Leonardo at the top of the Chinese Super League goalscoring charts after scoring his 17th goal of the season on Thursday.
Mushekwi scored an iniury time equaliser to ensure his side Zhejiang FC rescued a 1-1 draw against Meizhou Hakka at the Wuhua Olympic Sports Center.
Meizhou Hakka appeared on course to secure a victory courtesy of Dutch striker Tyronne Conrad’s goal on the stroke of halftime.
With Zhejiang FC facing what appeared a defeat 36-year-old Mushekwi showed yet again that he remains at the top of his game despite his advanced age, with a typical porcher’s finish.
The free scoring forward reacted quickest to pounce on a rebound and score with a tap-in finish in stoppage time to grab a late equaliser.
The crucial goal means Mushekwi is now tied on 17 goals with teammate Leonardo.
The pair’s goals have ensured that Zhejiang FC remain in contention for a place in the Asian Champions League as they are in third position on 49 points from 28 matches.
Runaway leaders Shanghai Port top the standings on 59 points whilebShandong Taishan is a distant second on 51 points.