Aug 2, 2015

Okazaki scores first Leicester goal

Japan international striker Shinji Okazaki opened his account with Premier League club Leicester City on Saturday, netting the winner as the Foxes came from 2-0 down to beat second-tier Birmingham City 3-2 in a preseason friendly. Leicester started brightly but two goals in the ...

Okazaki makes second preseason appearance for Leicester

Jul 26, 2015

Okazaki makes second preseason appearance for Leicester

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki got another preseason run-out with his new Premier League club Leicester City on Saturday but failed to hit the target as the Foxes were held to a 1-1 draw by fourth-tier Mansfield Town. David Nugent’s curling finish gave Leicester the ...

Jul 25, 2015

Okazaki eager to make mark with Leicester City

Leicester City’s new signing Shinji Okazaki expressed his delight at the chance to play in the Premier League when introduced by the British club at a news conference on Friday. “I’m relishing the challenge at a new league at the age of 29. I’m ...

Okazaki makes Leicester preseason debut

Jul 22, 2015

Okazaki makes Leicester preseason debut

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki made his first appearance for Leicester City in a preseason friendly against Lincoln City on Tuesday, playing the first 45 minutes and a part in his side’s first goal in a 3-1 win. Okazaki, who joined the Foxes from German ...

Okazaki heads to Leicester unfazed by manager's dismissal

Jul 6, 2015

Okazaki heads to Leicester unfazed by manager's dismissal

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki left for England to join Leicester City on Monday, saying he believes the uncertainty at the Premier League club following the firing of the manager who signed him from Mainz will only serve to make him a stronger player. Okazaki ...

Okazaki's Leicester sacks manager Pearson

Jul 1, 2015

Okazaki's Leicester sacks manager Pearson

English Premier League club Leicester City on Tuesday announced the dismissal of manager Nigel Pearson just days after signing Japan international striker Shinji Okazaki from Mainz. “The board of directors recognizes the success Nigel has helped to bring to Leicester City. However, it has ...

Okazaki confident of success with Leicester

Jun 29, 2015

Okazaki confident of success with Leicester

Japan forward Shinji Okazaki is convinced he can succeed in the Premier League because the sky is the limit for his game. “I don’t see a limit to what I can do yet,” the new Leicester City signing said on Monday, upon his return ...

Jun 27, 2015

Okazaki joins Leicester City

English Premier League club Leicester City on Friday announced the signing of Japan international striker Shinji Okazaki, subject to a work permit and international clearance. The 29-year-old Okazaki, who has scored 44 goals in 93 games for Japan, joins the Foxes from German Bundesliga ...

Japan strikes twice in second half against Tunisia

Mar 27, 2015

Japan strikes twice in second half against Tunisia

Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda struck in the second half to give Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic a 2-0 win over Tunisia in his debut on Friday. Shinji Kagawa featured in both goals as Japan took its first step under the Bosnian, whose men will ...

Okazaki ends goal drought to earn Mainz draw

Mar 8, 2015

Okazaki ends goal drought to earn Mainz draw

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki scored his first goal in 10 matches to earn Mainz a 2-2 draw at home to Borussia Monchengladbach in the German first division on Saturday. Monchengladbach appeared to be on its way to maximum points after moving into a 2-0 ...

Report: Mainz rejects Leicester bid for Okazaki

Jan 10, 2015

Report: Mainz rejects Leicester bid for Okazaki

Mainz has turned down an offer from English Premier League club Leicester City for Japan international striker Shinji Okazaki, according to a report on Friday in the online edition of Allgemeine Zeitung. “People always say we could get €12 or €13 million if we ...