The 29-year-old striker was officially unveiled by Guangzhou Fuli on Wednesday and told reporters he hopes to be involved on Sunday after his move from Blackburn.
“My physical condition is not the best. But it is okay to play,” Yakubu told reporters.
“I really hope to play in the derby game against Guangzhou Evergrande. Anyway it is all about the decision of our coach.”
Yakubu has penned a three-year deal with Fuli, who are in desperate need of his quality after losing their past four matches to slip down to sixth in the Chinese Super League table.