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Soltilo Bright Stars have finally confirmed the capture of Japanese central midfielder Kazuto Kushida.
Kushida, a defensive midfielder born in Kyoto, Japan, has been training with Bright Stars since last season.
🗣 Coach Baker Mbowa on Kushida; Kazuto is a very intelligent player with a good passing range and versatility in the midfield. We have trained with him for sometime and can’t wait for him to get started on what we know will be a great experience in Uganda” #LetsShine pic.twitter.com/gRqUSTnxAW
— SOLTILO Bright Stars FC (@BrightStarsFC) August 25, 2021
Swift Sports understands Kushida signed a two year contract about a month ago pending international clearance.
The 34 year old Japanese has had an illustrious career in his native country as well as in Thailand and Australia.
He has previously played for Kyoto Sangyo, Sagawa Printing and Iwate Grulla Marioka in Japan, Wollongong United in Australia and Thailand clubs Chonburi FC and Chainat FC.
Kushida becomes the second Japanese to sign for a Uganda Premier League club after Sakaguchi Matasaka who played for Kirinya Jinja SS (Busoga United) in the 2017/18 season.
He also becomes the third signing for Bright Stars in the ongoing transfer window after Meddie Kyeyune and former Kigezi HomeBoyz midfielder Fiat Cleophas.
Name: Kazuto Kushida
Date of Birth: 20th January 1987
Club: Soltilo Bright Stars
Position: Defensive midfielder
Clubs played for: Kyoto Sangyo, Sagawa Printing and Iwate Grulla Marioka (Japan), Chonburi FC, Phathong FC and Chainat FC (Thailand) and Wollongong United (Australia)