2021 has finally arrived. After a year that was like no other marred by the pandemic, only ‘farewell’ to 2020 was deemed the right option.
However, an unwelcomed farewell was inevitable at the turn of the year as Japanese football bade a sentimental farewell with Kengo Nakamura.
The 40-year-old Kawasaki Frontale midfielder officially hung his boot after 17 years of commitment with the club. Kengo Nakamura has served more than 500 games with the league champions and more than 60 for the Samurai Blue.
A legend on his own, we sent a special message for the retiring Nakamura with an image of Shinji Kagawa and the retiree fondly posing when Borussia Dortmund visited Japan in 2015. Salute to the man and we cross our fingers for Kengo’s future endeavours.