SIKELI Nabou gave his family another reason to celebrate Father's Day at Nakorokoro Village in Levuka yesterday.
The former Ratu Kadavulevu student scored the winning try for Counties Manukau as it won its first ever Ranfurly Shield after 24 unsuccessful attempts in the union's 58-year existence. Counties beat Hawke's Bay 27-24 on Saturday night.
The win was not only celebrated by the community in South Auckland.
The village of Nakorokoro in Levuka, Ovalau also celebrated the historic achievement in style.
Nabou's aunt, Betty Little, said they had lovo to celebrate her nehphew's achievement.
During the match, Little and her relatives were glued to the television set to cheer on their favourite son.
"We are so proud of him," she said.
"During the game last night (Saturday) we were all cheering for him as if we were watching the game at the grounds. Everyone was shouting as we cheered Sikeli in front of the TV.
"We had lovo for lunch to celebrate the win and also to celebrate Father's Day here at Nakorokoro."
Nabou came in as a replacement loose forward, scored the winning try in the 75th minute when the Steelers trailed 22-24.
Nabou hails from Naigani in Batiki but was born and raised in Levuka.
He attended Levuka Public School and Levuka Public Secondary School before joining RKS in 2004.
He was offered a scholarship to study at Hamilton Boys High School in New Zealand where his rugby career flourished.