The life of Tuivuna

Name: Antonio Tuivuna

Nick name: Tony

Occupation: Footballer

Date of birth: 20/03/1995

Hobbies: Listening to music, making friends, playing soccer, spending time with family

Playing position: Central defender

Originally from: Navala, Ba

Height: 1.89m

Weight: 76kg

Which primary school did you attended and year? Rarawai Muslim Primary School (2001-2008)

Which secondary school did you attend? Ba Sangam College (2009-2012), Drasa Secondary (2013-2014)

Did you play for your school in primary level?: Yes – U10, U12

Did you play for your school in secondary level, if yes which tournaments? Yes.Ba Sangam College U17, Drasa Secondary U19 – 2013 IDC Win

Which district did you play for?: Labasa

Debut district team: Ba

Which national levels have you reached?

FIFA U20 World Cup 2014, Rio Olympics, national team (debut in 2016)

Who is your favourite local player and why? Malakai Kanehewe: Tough defender, good at reading games and best in aerial balls.

Who is your favourite international player and why? Paul Pogba, best holding midfielder and a creative player

Your best moment in football: Qualifying for U20 World Cup and Rio Olympics

Your worst moment in football: Missed the game against Solomon Islands for Rio qualifications

Who is your toughest opponent? Saula Waqa

What advice will you give to young footballers? Train hard, believe in yourself and play with passion

What is your favourite drink? Fiji Water

What is your favourite food? Fish lolo and cassava

What is your favourite music? Moli Koula – Dokidoki

Who is your best actress? Rani Mukherji

Who is your best actor? Salman Khan

Who is your best buddy? Manasa Nawakula and Narend Rao Jr

Who inspires you? My parents

Who’s your most annoying teammate and why? Benito Waqavou, because he teases me a lot.

What’s your worst habit? Always joking around

What’s the funniest moment in your football career? When Sakaraia Naisua had cramps, I was stretching him off in a wrong way and was captured on camera.

What’s the proudest moment in your football career? Scoring in the FIFA U20 World Cup

What made you play the position you are playing? Because of my height and the coach’s advice.