Serevi confident Fiji can win first gold

Former Fiji 7s coach Waisale Serevi signs an autograph during his book launch in Suva yesterday. Picture: PAULINI RATULAILAI

Former Fiji 7s coach Waisale Serevi signs an autograph during his book launch in Suva yesterday. Picture: PAULINI RATULAILAI

FIJI sevens king Waisale Serevi is confident Fiji can win its first gold medal in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast this weekend.

The 7s maestro believes the players will play their hearts out for those who had been affected by Tropical Cyclone Keni.

“This will be a great opportunity for them to create history,” he said.

“We have three big opportunities in front of us and that is winning gold in the Commonwealth Games. We have the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title which is up for grabs and the last one is the 7s World Cup.

“We have achieved one of the main targets which is winning the Hong Kong 7s title for four years in a row and for that I am proud of our boys. I would love to see the boys achieve those goals.”

Serevi added Fiji had suffered from natural disasters and to put a smile to those who had been affected meant a lot.

“I believe the boys will play their hearts out for the people who had been affected especially to those who had lost their loved ones. For the boys the best way to give back to the community is to win.

“They have been doing well.

Serevi thanked Baber for the job after successfully defending the Hong Kong title also winning three tournaments this year.

“Congratulations to Baber for he is doing a great job winning three tournaments which is good for him.

“He has been working hard creating a team culture within the team even though there has been a lot of talk I am happy with how he has adapted to the team,” Serevi said.