Sakai to return to Albirex

Sakai to return to Albirex

Albirex Niigata on Wednesday announced that winger Noriyoshi Sakai will return to the club following the conclusion of his loan spell at Avispa Fukuoka.

The 23-year-old scored seven goals in 39 appearances for Avispa in their MEIJI YASUDA J2 League campaign, in which they earned promotion.

“I’ll be returning to Albirex Niigata next season,” Sakai, whose older brother is Samurai Blue defender Gotoku Sakai, commented. 

“I’ll work hard to make my experiences in Fukuoka count. Thank you for your support.”