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Wira Wama weaves his magic once again

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, July 27, 2012

THE player many love to hate, Papua New Guinean Wira Wama just can't stop fantasying.

It's the aggressiveness of the Fijian players that has thrilled the Hekari United player the most.

The Labasa import for the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants (BOG) made his debut in the domestic tournament against Rewa at the opening round of the tournament last Sunday.

Wama scored twice in his second match against Nadroga yesterday at Churchill Park in Lautoka to help Labasa secure a semi-final spot after the 5-1 win.

He combined well with strikers Kema Jack and Maciu Dunadamu upfront, orchestrating some sensational passes supplied by the Babasiga Lions defenders.

"We are playing with our former Hekari players like Maciu and Pita (Bolaitoga) and the combination is there so we have the confidence in each other," a soft-spoken Wama said.

Wama said fellow countryman Jack, who had a quiet match yesterday, would bounce back in the remaining matches.

"Usually in our team (Hekari), Kema is an attacking striker, he doesn't dribble or have skills to beat defenders but for me, I have skills to do those things and supply him the balls."

With Labasa meeting Ba in the final pool match this evening to decide the winner of Pool One, Wama said he was looking forward to the challenge.

He has a bit of knowledge of the playing style of the Men in Black having played alongside Ba players like Osea Vakatalesau, Malakai Tiwa, Tuimasi Manuca and Alvin Singh in the 2010 World Club Championship.

"As for me, every game is a new challenge.

"Ba is a top team and it will be a tough match but we will do our best," Wama said.

"I really enjoy the aggressiveness of Fijian players and I know playing here will help me a lot."


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