Just days after the shock appointment to fledgling club Valiente Fukushima of George Weah as General Manager come developments at another club in the same prefecture with their eyes set on the J-League. FC Perada Fukushima failed to gain promotion from Division 2 (South) of the Tohoku League last season - pipped at the post by the third local candidates, Viancone Fukushima - but have relaunched under the name Fukushima United. As well as the change of moniker, United have signed 22-year-old midfielder Takeshi Kuwahara from Consadole Sapporo; defender Masaaki Watanabe, 24, from Grulla Morioka; and 25-year-old midfield man Kim Kisu from Mito Hollyhock.
... Gainare Tottori defenders Toshinori Ando and Kazuya Tamura have left the club for Yokogawa Musashino and Mio Biwako Kusatsu respectively... another defender, Yohei Taniike, has moved from Tochigi SC to Sony Sendai... meanwhile Yokogawa have also signed three students: defender Takanori Kanamori from Waseda University, midfielder Masaki Kato from Komazawa University and midfielder Shunsuke Hayashi from Tokyo Gakugei University... Sagawa Shiga's star midfield man Kento Hori has departed for Mito Hollyhock in J2...
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