Oct 24, 2016

South Korean Kim to leave Tosu for military service

Sagan Tosu’s South Korean midfielder and captain Kim Min-woo said Monday he is leaving the J. League first-division side at the end of the season to begin his military service. “It would have been great if I could have stayed longer but I have ...

Aug 4, 2016

Sagan Tosu finalize deal with midfielder Tahar

Sagan Tosu have signed midfielder Aymen Tahar, the J. League first-division side announced Thursday. The 26-year-old, who holds a British passport and played for Algeria’s U-20 side, started his career at Sheffield United in 2008 and spent last season at Portugal’s Boavista on loan ...

Jul 22, 2016

Sagan Tosu reach agreement to sign Moroccan forward

Sagan Tosu have agreed a deal in principle to sign Moroccan forward Moestafa El Kabir, the J. League first-division club announced Friday. The 27-year-old, who holds a Dutch passport and began his career at NEC Nijmegen in 2008, had stints at Italian side Cagliari ...

Jun 2, 2016

Avispa, Grampus settle for scoreless draw

Avispa Fukuoka played out a goalless draw at home to Nagoya Grumpus on Thursday to remain at the foot of the J. League standings. The game was postponed in mid-April when massive earthquakes struck Kumamoto Prefecture in central Kyushu. Another Kyushu side, Sagan Tosu, ...

Events canceled after earthquakes

Apr 16, 2016

Events canceled after earthquakes

Sporting events scheduled for Saturday in southwestern Japan and elsewhere were called off due to a series of massive earthquakes that first shook the island of Kyushu Thursday evening. Soccer and baseball games that were to be played in or near the quake-hit areas ...

Togashi, Nakamachi carry Marinos past Tosu

Mar 19, 2016

Togashi, Nakamachi carry Marinos past Tosu

Cayman Togashi struck for the second straight game as Yokohama F. Marinos defeated Sagan Tosu 2-1 in the J. League first division on Saturday ahead of the international break. Togashi’s goal shortly after kickoff and a second-half winner by Kosuke Nakamachi sent Marinos to ...

Ardija looking to keep rising

Feb 25, 2016

Ardija looking to keep rising


The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Kashiwa was mediocrity personified on the way to a midtable ...

Jan 4, 2016

Sagan Tosu to hire Ficcadenti: source

J. League first-division side Sagan Tosu will name former FC Tokyo boss Massimo Ficcadenti as their next manager, a team official said Monday. The 48-year-old Italian’s hiring is expected to be announced officially on Tuesday. The news comes after Sagan failed to come to ...

Dec 31, 2015

Magath declines Tosu offer

Felix Magath has rejected Sagan Tosu’s offer to coach the J. League first division club. “I was drawn by the prospect of working in Japan but after careful consideration I have decided to turn down their offer,” Magath said on Thursday in a statement ...

Bundesliga-winner Magath set to take over at Tosu

Dec 2, 2015

Bundesliga-winner Magath set to take over at Tosu

Three-time Bundesliga-winning manager Felix Magath is set to become the new manager of Sagan Tosu, the J. League first-division club revealed Wednesday. The 62-year-old, who won top-flight German titles twice with Bayern Munich in the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons as well as another with ...

FC Tokyo eliminated  from title contention

Nov 22, 2015

FC Tokyo eliminated from title contention


FC Tokyo crashed out of J. League title contention after a 0-0 home draw with Sagan Tosu on Sunday that put defending champions Gamba Osaka into the championship playoffs instead. Tokyo went into the final day of the regular season third in the table ...