Tweeted this, but forgot to post this wonderful news. S-Pulse Youth member Hideki Ishige has been named the Asian Federation's young player of the year.
The young midfielder, still only in his second year of high school, has represented Japan at U15, U16, U17 and U18. He becomes only the fourth Japanese player to receive the award.
If our Ishige goes on to have a career anything as good as the 1998 winner, he'll do just fine. And the 1998 winner was? Our very own Shinji Ono.