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Norihiro Satsukawa with his counterpart, Ong Kim Swee.

Norihiro Satsukawa confirms Ryukyu interest in more Malaysian talent

Norihiro Satsukawa with his counterpart, Ong Kim Swee.

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The FC Ryukyu boss stated his intent to swoop for more Malaysian players in the future

FC Ryukyu head coach Norihiro Satsukawa has revealed that he was interested in lining up a move for more Malaysian players to play for the club in the future.

"If there are good (Malaysian) players, we will tell our management..If we don't, I hope the current players will be able to bring back what they have learned in Japan for the betterment of Malaysian football," Satsukawa said in a press conference earlier today at the FAM Headquarters in Kelana Jaya.

The J-League Division 3 club made waves when they signed two Malaysian players early this year - tricky winger Wan Zack Haikal and fullback Nazirul Naim.

Satsukawa also reaffirmed Wan Zack Haikal's status as a pivotal member of his squad while conceding that Nazirul Naim should be given more time to adapt.

"Wan Zack do have a 2 year contract and he did good. If not for his injury, he would've played all the time. Once he recovers, I'll look to use him again. Nazirul Naim on the other hand has improved technically but he should be given more time to adapt,"he said.

The match is scheduled to kick off at the Petaling Jaya City Council Stadium tomorrow night at 8.45pm.

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