Reds sign Nanako Sasaki

Nanako Sasaki

Adelaide United is delighted to announce the signing of Japanese midfielder, Nanako Sasaki, for the A-League Women 2021/22 season.

Sasaki has been one of the best players in the local Women’s National Premier League since her arrival in 2017.

The impressive midfielder spent four seasons with Adelaide City winning several team and individual honours before switching to Adelaide Comets at the start of this year.

With Comets this campaign, Sasaki scored four goals in 24 games and was recently named in the WNPL SA Team of the Year for the third consecutive season.

Speaking after putting pen-to-paper with the Club, Sasaki said: “This is really exciting for me to progress as a footballer and I really appreciate this opportunity.

“Ever since arriving in Australia one of my goals has been to play in the A-League Women competition and I’m really happy that dream is closer to coming true.

“I can’t wait for the season to begin and I’m looking forward to working with Adrian (Stenta), his coaching staff, and a great group of girls.”

Adelaide United’s A-League Women Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, said: “Nanako is a player we have monitored for a while and is one of the best players currently in the WNPL SA.

“She is a technically gifted player who will provide a lot composure and balance to our midfield.

“Although she has never played at the A-League Women level before, I’m confident she will make a seamless adjustment given her quality.”