Wednesday Feb 17, 2016. 15:17
Ex-Nigeria international Peter Utaka has told AfricanFootball.com he hopes to win his first trophy in Japan when he leads new club Sanfrecce Hiroshima against Gamba Osaka in the Japanese Super Cup in Yokohama on Friday.
The Shimizu S-Pulse loanee said the game will be tough and that having played against Gamba Osaka previously, he knows what the team are capable of.
"The Super Cup game against Gamba Osaka is not going to be an easy one, I know the qualities of the team having played against them while I was in Pulse. But it will be a pleasure to start on a winning note here at Sanfrecce Hiroshima,” Utaka told AfricanFootball.com
“I joined the club because they have lots of potentials to win trophies and I am hoping to be part of history by winning this."
Utaka further said of his latest move: "Hiroshima will make me better, I want to make the fans and everybody associated with club happy with goals.
“When you move to a club like this, big things are expected, of course it’s a big challenge, but I am hoping to make it better days."
The strier has played in Belgium, Denmark and China.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima are the J1 League champions and have won the Japanese Super Cup thrice, in 2008, 2013 and 2014, while Gamba Osaka have won it twice, in 2007 and 2015.