Japan winger Shoya Nakajima scored his first goal Thursday since joining Qatari side Al-Duhail, finding the net in the second half of a 6-0 win over Al Ahli.

Making his third appearance in the Qatari Stars League, Nakajima struck seven minutes after the break to put Al-Duhail up 3-0.

The 24-year-old playmaker transferred to the Qatari powerhouse club earlier this month from Portuguese first-division side Portimonense.

Al-Duhail reportedly paid 35 million euros ($40 million) for Nakajima, a record transfer fee for a Japanese player, outstripping the roughly $29 million Parma paid Italian rivals Roma for Hidetoshi Nakata in 2001.

A key player for the Samurai Blue since manager Hajime Moriyasu ushered in a new generation following last summer's World Cup, Nakajima pulled out of the recent AFC Asian Cup with a leg injury.