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Duo return to Labasa

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, May 21, 2012

PITA Bolaitoga and Maciu Dunadamu are set to return to the Labasa side when the player transfer window opens next month.

Bolaitoga confirmed this to the Times Sport yesterday, adding he was willing to stay with the Babasiga Lions despite the problems the association had been going through.

"I will go back to Labasa because that's where I'm from and my heart belongs to Labasa. I also believe Maciu will return for Labasa as well," the national midfielder said.

The duo alongside Taniela Waqa and Iliatia Tuilau have been playing for the Papua New Guinea-based Hekari United side.

They were unable to feature for Labasa in the 2012 Vodafone Fiji FACT because they were still contracted to Hekari United.

Tuilau said he had not decided yet about his future with the team.

"I'm not sure at this stage whether I will stay with Labasa or not. I'm still thinking about it," Tuilau said.

Nippy Apisai Sesewa has also confirmed his availability for the northern giants throughout the season.

Sesewa, who is the nephew of former national rep Jope Lomu, said he had so much more to give back to the side, which helped him built a soccer career.

The 20-year old's first tournament in domestic competition was the 2012 Fiji FACT and he was happy with his performance.

Sesewa, who scored a goal against Navua in their deciding pool match on Saturday, has been entertaining the crowd with his silky footwork and skills.

"Labasa is my district and I will play for the team in the remaining competitions this season.

"Despite the hardship we face, I'm willing to stay back with the team and build my career with Labasa," the Qelemumu, Labasa teenager said.

Labasa, which had services of some top local players last year, is set to lose some key players to other districts because of lack of finance.

The team has no funds to buy and even maintain quality players throughout this season.