According to today’s report by Sports Nippon, Cerezo Osaka will change all the starting players from the last game for the YBC Levain Cup Group Stage Round 1 against Yokohama F. Marinos tomorrow.

So, tomorrow’s starting lineup will be like this.

1
Kakoi
29
Funaki
3
Moniwa
39
Shoji
5
Tanaka
15
Kimoto
26
Akiyama
7
Sekiguchi
13
Maruoka
18
Kiyohara
11
Ricardo Santos

Kim Jin-Hyeon has returned from South Korea and restarted training but he’s still unavailable, so Kentaro Kakoi is likely to play for Cerezo for the first time. Academy product Kakeru Funaki, an U-20 Japan international, will replace Yusuke Maruhashi to make his first team debut tomorrow.

Tomorrow will be the first time for the players to meet Takahiro Ogihara on the pitch again since he left Cerezo last year. “He has an ability to directly deliver a (precise) long-range pass (to attackers). It will be important to prevent Taka-san from kicking the ball without pressure,” Yasuki Kimoto told El Golazo.