Friday, 31 December 2010

It's Higashi Omiya

Omiya have finally announced the club's first major signing of the winter, with the arrival at the club of U21 international midfielder Keigo Higashi from Oita Trinita. Higashi, who is 20, has been a member of the senior squad at Trinita for the past two years, scored twice in 23 matches as a member of the team that struggled unsuccessfully against relegation in 2009. In the season just finished he has been a regular in the starting XI, making 29 appearances and scoring six goals, as well as representing Japan at U21 level in the finals of the Asian Games.

Here are three video clips of Higashi in goalscoring action for Japan and Oita:

1. Scoring the only goal of the game for Japan against Thailand in the Quarter Finals of the Asian Cup 2010.

2. Scoring the first goal for Oita Trinita against Jubilo Iwata in J1 2009 [@ 0m 30'].

3. Scoring the winning goal for Oita Trinita against Nagoya Grampus in J1 2009 [@ 1m 22'].



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