Part-time Japanese forward outshines Honda

Keisuke Honda of Japan new side Melbourne Victory exited the Australian FA Cup this week at the hands of APIA Leichhardt Tigers. This happened with a helping hand from a lesser known Japanese player.

The 25-year-old who is an Australian national work part-time at the Sydney Opera House where am sure they were all singing his praises this week. His job as a part-time footballer and kitchen porter might be far away from the glamour of Honda's career but this week it was his time to shine. 

So then with Keisuke Honda not even having his visa in time for the clash, his compatriot decided to give the crowd some Japanese brilliance in his absence.

As Sekiya took just nine minutes to surprise the A-league champions, producing a majestic finish to beat the Victory keeper Matt Acton and net the opening goal.

And he wasn’t done there, as another thunderous strike crashed into the back of the net to leave Victory two behind.

The Japanese forward scored two goals as his side won through and his performances in the FA Cup have people talking in Australia. 

After the match, Sekiya told Fox Sports “If I get a chance I’d like to play A-League,” but admitted, “that’s out of my control.” 

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