The career of David Babunski continues to go downhill as he now signed with a club in the second tier of the Japanese football league system.
photo by Ōmiya Ardīja: Babunski on his presentation
After failing to win a standard place at Yokohama F·Marinos, the talented 24-year-old attacking midfielder mutually terminated his contract couple of days ago. But, he did not return to Europe nor signed for another J1 League club. Instead, Babunski opted to sign for a club that competes in the second league of Japan.
His new club is Ōmiya Ardīja from the city of Saitama, very close to his former home city of Yokohama. Ōmiya Ardīja was last season relegated from the Japanese top flight as bottom-placed team and this season is fighting for promotion. They are currently 5th from 22 clubs. The top top in the J2 League are getting promoted, while the teams ranked from 3rd to 6th place enter the promotion play-offs. There are 13 round left and Ōmiya Ardīja is 6 points away from the second place.
It is a second league, but having in mind that David featured in only 5 matches in the current season at Yohokama, we truly hope that he will find his form, earn a standard place in his new team and eventually get back in a top division club. His younger brother Dorian is also playing in this league, but for Machida Zelvia.