Kashima Antlers on Tuesday announced a testimonial match for former players Koji Nakata, Toru Araiba and Atsushi Yanagisawa will be organized for 5th July.
All three retired at the end of the 2014 J1 League season, and will now participate in the game for KAY FRIENDS, a team composed of the three players and their close friends.
Their team will then take on ANTLERS LEGENDS, a team of former Antlers stars, at Kashima Soccer Stadium.
All three former players have found positions with the club post-retirement; Nakata serves as a Club Relations Officer, while Araiba and Yanagisawa are both first-team coaches.
Together, they combined to make nearly 750 J1 League appearances as Antlers players.