• Kyodo


Relegation-threatened Omiya Ardija have fired manager Kiyoshi Okuma, club president Shigeru Suzuki said Sunday.

A night after it was humiliated 4-0 by Urawa Reds in the Saitama derby, Omiya was expected to replace Okuma with assistant Hiroki Shibuya for the remainder of what has been another floundering season for Ardija.

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