After considering hanging up for a while, Luc Abalo (37), recently retired internationally, will finally continue his career in Japan. The French right-winger has signed at Zeekstar Tokyo.
Head to Japan for Luc Abalo (37). Barely back from Tokyo, where he won his third Olympic gold medal with the Blues for his very last outing on the France team jersey, the recently retired French international right-winger will return to the Japanese capital. He will even spend the season there. The native of Ivry-sur-Seine has indeed finally decided to continue his club career – he hinted after putting an end to his international career that he could also hang up completely – and his new challenge is in Japan that he chose to take up. The player of Togolese origin also crowned three times world champion with the Blues is committed to Zeekstar Tokyo, announced the club in question in a press release to which the person concerned did not have to understand a word but which he did not escape like all readers that his photo, a smile, appeared at the heart of the article .
Called to become the idol of Japanese supporters
So there it is written that Luc Abalo got involved with the @ZeekstarTokyo !
After announcing his desire to hang up, the (triple) Olympic champion therefore continues his career in Japan!
— Benoît Account (@benoitconta) September 17, 2021
Keen on Japanese culture, Abalo had never hidden that if he had to afford one last freelance, it would not be far from the land of the rising sun. Last year, the player who won everything with the Blues as in the various clubs through which he had passed before (Ivry, the Spanish club of Ciudad Real and the PSG) had chosen to discover Norway, under the colors of the club of ‘Elverum, where he had added a double Cup and Championship of this country to his record, long as the arm. For what will probably have all of his ultimate experience as a player, “Loucho” will now try to play the leading roles in Japan, where this most sympathetic and open athlete should very quickly become one of the darlings of Zeekstar supporters. In the press release (thanks to the translator), the Tokyo club is already pleased to have recruited a world-class player, moreover likely to contribute to the development of handball in Japan. It begins well.