Former Super Eagles striker Peter Utaka has picked up the highest goal scorer award in the Japanese League after plundering 19 goals for Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
32 year old Utaka moved joined Sanfrecce Hiroshima this season from relegated Shimizu S-Pulse where his nine goals couldn’t keep the team in the top flight league.
His tally of 19 goals from 33 games also helped his side to a mid table finish following the conclusion of the league in Japan. The forward posted pictures of his golden boot award on social media site instagram.
The former OB Odense forward has two caps for Nigeria despite been invited severally to the senior national team of Nigeria during his stay in Denmark.
Utaka moved to Japan two years ago after five seasons in China, where he scored 35 goals during spells with Dalian Yifang, Beijing Guoan and Shanghai Shenxin.