Nigeria international Gabriel Okechukwu was missing in action as Consadole Sapporo started the new J1 League season on a positive note.
The hosts annihilated Yokohama 5-1 at the Sapporo Dome on Saturday morning.
The Super Eagles star joined Sapporon in a deal worth a reported €0.834million during the winter transfer.
The Water FC product showed tremendous potential at Wydad Athletic Casablanca and SC Chabab Mohammedia.
Gabriel Okechukwu also lists Akwa United, Karpaty Lviv and St. George’s as his former clubs.