Mark Hartmann, OJ Porteria and now Daisuke Sato.
Sato becomes the latest footballer to leave his club and the United Football League to compete elsewhere. In this case, CS Municipal Studențesc Iași (CSMS Iași). The Romanian club is set to enjoy the dependable full-back’s services.
Sato announced the big move through his Instagram account which was then followed up by an announcement in Global Football Club’s Facebook page. He was thankful to Global owner Dan Palami for the opportunity to play in the UFL and he listed the championships which he won with the club.
“let me say that I have done all I could do for the club”
Today I would Iike to thank to the Global FC for all the experience and great time I got from the club.Especially to the Boss Dan Palami who gave me the opportunity to play in the Philippines. We won the league 2014, we played AFC CUP on 2015 and we won the Cup this year for put Global FC on to the next AFC CUP 2016.So let me say that I have done all I could do for the club. And for me,now is the time to leave and go to the next stage.I signed with CSMS IASI from Romania.It will be a big challenge for me.I am really excited to play championship league in Romania and Qualifying for the UEFA EUROPE LEAGUE. And thank you to all those who made the move possible. See you all again in the Azkals. Daisuke Sato
CSMS Iași is a team based in Iași, Romania. They currently compete in Romania’s top tier called Liga I. This next few days will be integral for the club as it is currently involved in the 2016-17 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round where it’s currently pitted against Croatian side HNK Hajduk Split. Any ambitious player like Sato would be eager to test themselves in these competitions and the man himself stated he’s “excited” for the challenges ahead.
As for Global, the club assured its fans that the full-back’s departure wouldn’t leave a huge hole in the squad.
“His full back position in Global will be in good hands, as we have seen in the emergence of homegrown youngsters Marco Casambre and Nathan Octavio in recent matches.”
The club was pleased with what Sato showed them and wished him luck.
Philippine football followers, though, haven’t seen the last of Sato. The defender promised to see everyone again as an Azkal. While local fans will definitely miss the hustle of Sato, a move to a European club will only bode well for him and Philippine football.
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