Coast striker, formerly with Chelsea in the English Premier League, made his
debut for Chines side Shanghai Shenhua in a Sunday league game away to Guangzhou
The tie ended 1-1 and as largely reported Drogba made an instant impact in the game.
R&F - Shanghai Shenhua
tie played at the
Yuexiushan Stadium in Guangzhou was one of five ties played on Sunday in the 16-team China Super League (CSL).
Two and a half year deal
Brazilian midfielder Moura Pinheiro handed Guangzhou R&F the lead with an own goal on 22 minutes but in the other half Cao Yunding got Shanghai Shenhua level on 68 minutes.
Drogba signed a two and a half year deal Shanghai Shenhua, now placed 12th in the CSL, in June after ending his eight year stay with Chelsea.