September 1, 2023 Patrick Korir

Club Statement: Yuto Kusaba

Yuto Kusaba dring his unveiling at Nairobi City Stars offices on Wed 23 Aug 2023

Nairobi City Stars wishes to announce that, regrettably, our recent signing – Japanese striker Yuto Kusaba – will be unavailable for the first part of the 2023-24 FKF Premier League season.

Yuto transferred to Nairobi City Stars in the past week from Embu-based FC Zenshin, a fourth-tier side featuring in FKF Division Two (Northern Zone), in time for the new season.

Notwithstanding, it emerged thereafter that international guidelines of the FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) had not been met prior to his move to Simba wa Nairobi.

That position can only be rectified in the next international transfer window that reopens on 1st January 2024.

Based on the foregoing, Yuto, a former player with St. Andrews University, and Basara Hyogo in Japan before coming to Kenya as a volunteer with an Embu-based NGO, where he got the opportunity to feature for FC Zenshin, will have to wait beyond the year 2023 to have a feel of the Kenyan topflight.

Patrick Korir


Nairobi City Stars

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