In Focus: Kento Fukuda
By Eagles Admin on 21 October 2014
Despite an inconsistent season for the Eagles, plagued by a slow start to the campaign, there has been a shining light for Geylang International this season.
That has been Japanese defender, Kento Fukuda.
Rock solid at the back, the defender has been in supreme form throughout the season after moving to the Bedok Stadium from Albirex Niigata (S) at the start of the season. Along with Yuki Ichikawa, the former Shonan Bellmare defender has formed one of the more formidable defense in the league.
But there is more to Kento’s game. Known for his thumping defensive headers, he has also been more than a handful in the opposition box. So much so, that he is the Eagles’ second top scorer in the league, just four goals behind Argentinian striker Leonel Felice.
With eight goals to his name, Kento Fukuda is surely one of the contenders for player of the season but the Japanese defender is not resting on his laurels just yet. With two matches to go, a home tie against Hougang United and a match against the Courts Young Lions, Kento Fukuda is determined to finish the season strongly with a series of clean sheets.
Keeping the likes of Diego Gama and Geison Moura who have bagged 27 goals in between them is no easy feat but with Kento helming the backline, a clean sheet is not out of the question when both teams meet at the Bedok Stadium.