A busy week for FC Gifu this week, and no mistake. Here is what the week’s diary might have looked like.

January 12:

Signed defender Wellington Rocha. Born in Brazil but representing East Timor on the international stage, the 190cm defender will take up Gifu’s designated Asian player slot.

January 13:

The news comes in that Leo Mineiro has signed another loan contract with the club, and the contract will last until the end of 2016. I did hear of interest from other club(s) but it will be good to see him on the Nagaragawa pitch next year.

January 14:

A bit of a surprise this one, but Evandro signs for the club. A Brazilian forward who scored 3 in 22 for an Oita side that was relegated last year, he adds to the depth up front.

January 15:

Another Brazilian arrives, this time in the form of midfielder Leonardo Rocha. Rocha has played in his native Brazil, Venezuela and lots of clubs in Azerbaijan.

So, four new signings, and three of them I know very little about. I’m looking forward to seeing them on the training ground soon.

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