Sunday 18 March 2018

Why does no one like sumo in Sofia?

He may be big in Japan but Bulgarian sumo wrestler Kotooshu is practically unknown in his own country, which came as a major shock to Slavia Sofia's new signing Taisuka Akiyoshi.

The Japanese midfielder joined the Bulgarian club this week, but was disappointed to learn that his team-mates didn't know much about Japan's most famous Bulgarian import.

"I was really excited to join a Bulgarian club as I thought that the guys would know Kotooshu," the 23-year-old said.

"But they said they've heard about him but they've never seen him. It's a big surprise for me because he's extremely popular in Japan and everyone knows him."

Irish Independent

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