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Upcoming star dies

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, June 12, 2014

A KEY member of the Raiwaqa Knights rugby league team who suffered an injury at the Fiji National Rugby League Baravi Zone competition last weekend died at the Lautoka Hospital on Tuesday.

Uprising star Sakenasa Nahove was the second in the family to have died from spinal cord injury after his late uncle and namesake of Flying Fijians lock forward Api Naikatini died from a rugby game some 30 years ago.

According to Jone Naikatini, the late 20-year-old rugby league player was one of the best players in the Knights outfit.

He said it was unfortunate the injury had snatched away the life of a future rugby star.

"Sakenasa was one of our best players and a promising rugby star," said Naikatini.

"He always loved his rugby and wanted to become a successful rugby player.

"He never missed out on any game and was a vital part of the team.

"It is unfortunate because he is the second in the family to have died from spinal cord injury.

"My younger brother Api Naikatini Sr also died from spinal cord injury during a Nadroga club game back in the 1980s," the Flying Fijian said.

Naikatini said the death of his nephew was a huge loss to the family.

He said the FNRL presented their i reguregu yesterday.

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