News reports suggested last week, from no other that Gamba’s official site, that Kohei Kawata (Goalkeeper, 23) had been released – see previous article. Yet new reports have stated that he has joined Ventforet Kofu on loan for 2013. He probably will not have a future at Gamba and he will more than likely start on the bench for Kofu as their number one goalkeeper, Kota Ogi, started all 42 league matches last season and conceded just 35. Nevertheless, if injuries were to surface, Kohei will get that lucky break that evaded him during his time at Gamba Osaka. My previous sentiments for Kohei still stand and I hope he gets some playing time somewhere down the line!