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Easy for Ryo

Ryo Ono in full flight last season for Moreton Bay United.

Striker Ryo Ono said it was an “easy decision” to re-sign for Moreton Bay United.

There were other NPL clubs were interested in the Japanese forward, who made the NPL Men’s Team of the Year for 2021.

But Jets were always in the box seat.

“I scored 21 goals in 26 (last season),” Ryo said, “my best at Capalaba was 15 one season in FQPL.

“Having Royce as my coach is very important. He’s made me a better player and I am very grateful.

“He has confidence in me and has given me confidence. He gave me the opportunity for everything that happened last season.”

Ryo against Easts when he scored four goals.

Ryo was the fourth highest scorer in the NPL, just one goal behind Cyrus Dehmie (Roar) and Max Mikkola (Lions) on 22. Power's Andy Pengelly won the Golden Boot with 30.

His tally of 21 included a hat-trick against Sunshine Coast wanderers and four goals at Easts.

In three seasons at Capalaba had scored 15 goals in 24 FQPL games in 2018, 10 in 19 games in 2019 and seven in 22 NPL games in 2020.

“To be honest I was a bit surprised with last season,” admitted Ryo, “My goal at the start of each year is 10 goals.

“To get 21 was way above that and I have to thank my team mates for that. They did all the hard work.

“I hope to beat tally next season, but most important is the team wins.

“We didn’t make the top four or grand final, but it was so close. Just lost a few games. For me, those are the aims.”

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