Ebenezer Ofori played the entire second half for New York City FC in their 1-1 draw with his former club AIK on Friday in Abu Dhabi.
It was the first time the Ghana international midfielder was meeting up with old friends of the Swedish side since leaving in 2016.
Ofori also met countryman Enoch Adu Kofi who is with AIK and exchanged hugs with AIK's physical trainer and club chairman.
The 23-year-old was key figure for the 12-time Swedish champions during his four-year stay.
He was voted the league’s best midfielder before his transfer to German side Stuttgart.
Ofori and his New York City FC teammates have returned to New York this weekend before flying down to Orlando at the start next week for the second stage of preseason.