Loko continues to form roster for 2019. According to the head coach Ilya Leonov Ozu Moreira, a Brazilian-born Japanese, will play for Lokomotiv at the Euro Winners Cup. In this case, due to employment in national team and in the championship of Japan, the 32-year-old footballer will not play in Russian Super League and Russian Cup for Lokomotiv. Spaniard Lorenz Gomez will take this spot as a foreign player. However, Loko intends fill the full quota with foreigners - three field players and a goalkeeper.
Ozu Moreira made his debut in Russia in 2017 playing for City where he spent last season as well. Ozu already played for Lokomotiv in 2017 club Mundialito, and contributed to the victory of Leonov’s team.
We found out earlier that Brazilian Rafinha will play for Lokomotiv in 2019 Russian Superleague, but he will be helping Sporting from Lisbon in Euro Winners Cup.