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Winning drink

Emoni Narawa
Saturday, April 21, 2012

WAKA Enterprise Limited director Viliame Takayawa is confident the Fiji sevens team will win the 2016 sevens Olympic gold medal in Brazil if they continue to consume the Viti Kura Endurance Drink.

Takayawa, a former national judoka, yesterday signed a new sponsorship deal with the Fiji Rugby Union to supply the Viti Kura Organic Endurance Drinks, Compex Muscles Simulator Units and Compex Electrode Units.

The victorious Fiji sevens team that won in Hong Kong last month are the first elite athletes to use the drink, however they ran out of supply when they played the Tokyo sevens in Japan.

Takayawa says Fiji 7s is the second sport in the world to consume Viti Kura Endurance Drink.

"With this drink, it contains amino acid and I know the Fiji sevens team will win gold at the Olympics. I am trying to help them rather than waiting."

"I know these things will help. It is not about advertisement, it is because I want the team to win. We still have time from the next Olympics so this is a good time to start preparing," Takayawa said.

He said the drink was not the same as Powerade or V Energy Drink.

"We have been using the drink for some time," says Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer Manasa Baravilala.

"The Fiji sevens team to Hong Kong are the first athletes to drink this. I am not saying that it was the reason for them winning in Hong Kong but it helped them perform well," Baravilala said.

"We are thankful to Waka Enterprise for coming out to help us supply this organic endurance drinks," he said.

The product is sold at local MH supermarkets.

Takayawa said the Electrode and Muscles Simulator Units would also help the team physiotherapist to treat players.

"The GPS equipment will help physio know what kind of injury a player sustains on the field while the physio is off the field."


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