Date: Nov 03, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The new head of Taiwan’s national soccer team yesterday said he would demand that players improve
their game and boost their skills through each tournament.
Kazuo Kuroda told a news conference that his agenda would begin with games in Hong Kong from Sunday as he outlined preparation and planning strategies.
The Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) yesterday officially announced Kuroda’s appointment to a one-year role with the national team, replacing countryman Toshiaki Imai, who was dismissed last month.
Kuroda has been in Taiwan since 2012 taking care of youth development as part of a deal with the Japanese Football Association.
“Kuroda has helped to develop Taiwan’s youth soccer program and we have seen good results,” CTFA general-secretary Chen Wei-jen said. “He has a wealth of soccer knowledge and experience. He is highly respected by all coaches and players. Everyone looks up to him.” [FULL STORY]