Football: Geylang's Yuki Ichikawa a stoic, silent inspiration

Yuki Ichikawa has been the epitome of on-field leadership, starting all but two of the last 110 league games.
Yuki Ichikawa has been the epitome of on-field leadership, starting all but two of the last 110 league games.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

SINGAPORE - The international break has been a welcome one for Geylang International after a disappointing first half to this year's Singapore Premier League (SPL) campaign, with Eagles captain Yuki Ichikawa urging his teammates to raise their game.

The Japanese centre-back has been the epitome of on-field leadership, starting all but two of the last 110 league games. The 1.82m defender's reply to how he has maintained such a pristine injury record - "hard work" - is equally telling of his professionalism.

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