Shinichi Murakami picked up his first win as manager of the Kobe 9 Cruise on Saturday when his team beat the Akashi Red Soldiers 1-0.
From the sounds of things, it seems like the 4-5 players that were boycotting a game on Friday were back to play on Saturday. Seems they thought sitting out of game were be counter-productive and could make Yoshihiro Nakata look bad.
So while the players appear to be getting back into the playing spirit, the fans have not.
Only 152 fans showed up on Saturday. And the team has averaged only 637 people over the team's last 5 home dates.