Yuta Sasaki departs Cabinteely to make return to Japan

Sat, Dec 07 2019

Yuta Sasaki Credit: Al Robinson (ETPhotos)

Japanese winger Yuta Sasaki has confirmed that he has departed Cabinteely to make his return home and join J-League side Iwate Grulla Morioka.   

While at the Green and Whites, Sasaki made 13 appearances for Pat Devlin’s side – scoring three times.

The forward netted against Wexford twice, both home and away, before he landed a fatal blow to Bray Wanderers promotion hopes in July with a late winner at Stradbrook.

12 of the Japanese native’s appearances came from the bench, with the dynamic winger only starting once for the Green and White’s.

“I’m delighted to be able to play for Cabinteely.” The Japanese winger told the club’s official media team after joining in the summer.  

“I am looking forward to the new challenge. I will give everything for the team.

“I have this chance that I am grateful for. I hope to make the best of it. There are so many differences between Japan, Paraguay, Germany and Ireland.

“I know what I must do. When I play, I hope to show what I can do for Cabinteely.”

Sasaki joins the likes of Jack Tuite, Rob Manley and Stephen McGuinness who have all headed for the exit door at Stradbrook in recent weeks.