Japanese Non-league Football News

Ryukyu Boost As Mihara Signs
JFL newcomers FC Ryukyu have received a major boost with the news that the club have signed 27-year-old midfielder Hiroki Mihara from Consadole Sapporo of J2. The player has extensive J-League experience, however, having played at Nagoya Grampus 8, Sagan Tosu and Avispa Fukuoka before moving north to Hokkaido.

31 Jan 06 - A key man for Ryukyu in 2006?

A key man for Ryukyu in 2006?

Grulla Lose Sakurai
Tohoku Leaguers Grulla Morioka continue to leak more key players, with the news that striker Shogo Sakurai has left for the bright lights of Sagawa Printing.
Mizushima Ship Two As Squad Weakens
JFL whipping boys from 2005 Mitsubishi Mizushima lost two members from their squad over the weekend, when defender Yuuki Watanabe left for the ever-expanding Alo's Hokuriku, while striker Keisuke Haraga has moved to FC Kariya.
RKU, Lock Slump In Friendlies
Ryutsu Keizai University were slapped 7-2 by J1 giants Yokohama F Marinos in a pre-season friendly on Saturday 28th. The RKU goals were scored just before and just after half time, bringing the score back from 4-0 to 4-2 - but there the comeback ended. The following day, JFL rivals Honda Lock lost 6-3 in a 30mins x 4 encounter with Consadole Sapporo.

29 Jan 06 - Honda Lock in white, on the way to defeat vs Consadole Sapporo

Honda Lock in white, on the way to defeat vs Consadole Sapporo

31 Jan 06 - RKU tussle with the Marinos

RKU tussle with the Marinos
FC Kariya - First Major Signing
FC Kariya - the new name for JFL minnows Denso - have made their first major signing as they hope to put together a stronger squad for the 2006 season. Tetsuro Uki moves to Aichi prefecture from J2 side Shonan Bellmare, but the 34-year-old defensive midfield player has well over 200 J-League appearances to his name, with JEF United, Omiya Ardija, Montedio Yamagata and Oita Trinita before being transferred to Shonan two years ago.
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