Japan’s J-League 3 club Fujieda MYFC would not extend the contract with Cambodia striker Chan Vathanaka, according to reports from Goal Thailand.
Saying farewell to Fujieda, Vathanaka admitted that the Japanese football league is at a very high standard in comparison with his country Cambodia.
“I want to thank everyone who supported me for the past ten months,” Vathanaka said.
“Now I know that the Japanese league is at a very high level. I would like to share my experience that I have learned at Fujieda to other Cambodian players with the aim of developing Cambodian football,” he added.
Vathanaka became Cambodia’s phenomenon after becoming the first player from his country to play at the professional level in Japan.
The move is seen as part of the J-League’s push to develop business across Southeast Asia.