Japanese Non-league Football News

JFL News In Brief
... the Japanese non-league world has been stunned this week by JFL side FC Ryukyu's appointment of former Japanese national team coach Philippe Troussier as a General Manager. Troussier, who has most recently been in charge of Morocco and previously French giants Marseille, has a contract to spend 100 days working in Okinawa throughout 2008. It's not clear yet who will be the coach who works under him...

... Tochigi SC have continued their preparations for next year by signing striker Masatoshi Matsuda, who had an excellent 2007 at TDK SC. Goalkeeper Hiroyuki Takeda also joins from J2 outfit Mito Hollyhock, as does Hideyuki Arai, a defender from Ryutsu Keizai University... two players have moved from Yokogawa Musashino to Gainare Tottori, in striker Takumi Otawa and midfielder Takashi Harashima...

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