Masateru Akita, who played in Mito in the 2005 and 2006 seasons, will play for Banditonce Kobe in the 2007 season. This team plays in the Kansai Regional League.
His final comment to the fans:
"I am thankful for all the fans who have supported me. Even in a new environment I will do my very best and so I ask for your support."