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Regional League News In Brief
Defender Takaki Shigemitsu, 23, has extended his loan from Tokyo Verdy 1969 to Chugoku League champions Fagiano Okayama until the end of January next year... Zweigen Kanazawa in the Hokushinetsu League Division 1 have released no fewer than nineteen of their 2006 squad members, who failed to elevate the club beyond fourth place in the table...

Kyushu League Promotional Play-offs
Some details are now available of the forthcoming tournament to decide promotion from the eight relevant Prefectural Leagues into the Kyushu League for 2007. The competition itself will be held over the weekend of 13th and 14th January in Nagasaki prefecture, with the First Round on the Saturday and the Semi-Finals and Final the following day.

The overall winners of the competition will be automatically promoted, while the runners-up will on Sunday 21st January take on Kaiho Bank SC - who finished bottom of the 2006 Kyushu League - in a last opportunity to move up to Regional level football. Information about the Prefectural competition, meanwhile, is as follows:


Fukuoka: Miyake Club - 三宅クラブ
Kagoshima: NST Dreams - NST DREAMS
Kumamoto: Kumamoto Teachers - 熊本教員蹴友団
Nagasaki: Mitsubishi Electric Nagasaki - 三菱電機長崎
Nobeoka: Nobeoka City SC - 延岡市 SC
Oita: Kyushu Sogo Sports College - 九州総合スポーツカレッジ
Okinawa: Oroku Club - 小禄オロククラブ
Saga: Kawasoe Club - 川副クラブ

First Round

Sat 13 Jan: Kyushu Sogo Sports College - Kumamoto Teachers
Sat 13 Jan: Kawasoe Club - NST Dreams
Sat 13 Jan: Mitsubishi Electric Nagasaki - Nobeoka City SC
Sat 13 Jan: Oroku Club - Miyake Club
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