Fagiano Okayama midfielder Shinya Yajima was named the MEIJI YASUDA J2 League’s Monthly MVP for June 2016 following a fantastic month for his side.
After returning from the Toulon Tournament, the 22-year-old’s showed an improved shot count as well as increased accuracy in his forward passes, helping to build Fagiano’s attack from midfield.
The Rio-bound Yajima, who is on loan this season from Urawa Reds, scored two goals in five appearances in lifting his team to the best June record amongst J2 sides.
“I’m still not yet satisfied with how I’m playing so I’m very surprised to have been selected,” Yakima said.
“I was able to win this award because of the team’s fantastic results in June and the support of our fans. I still have more to contribute to our scoring opportunities and defensive and I’ll continue to train hard and improve.”