1 August, 2017, 12:00 am
NAMUANIWAQA Sea Eagles is prepared to take on the Police Sharks in this Saturday’s Reserve Grade final at the Prince Charles Park.
Team manager Peni Nagata confirmed their journey this year has not been easy, however despite the challenges, they have been able to overcome the setbacks, enabling them to progress through from playoffs, semi-finals and now the grand final.
He further stated that in terms of physical training and enhancement, the players would cut coconut logs and use vehicle tyres to assist them with bodybuilding, as they do not have a gym or proper fitness equipment.
Nagata indicated that they are ready to take on the Police Sharks, considering the sharks have better training facilities and that they do not take them lightly in terms of strength and composure, however he confirmed that the best team will emerge winner of the Senior Reserve Grade this Saturday.
He further indicated that they are ready to take on the Police Sharks, considering the Sharks have better training facilities and that they do not take them lightly in terms of strength and composure, however confirmed that the best team will emerge winner of the Senior Reserve Grade final this Saturday.
“Players participating in this year’s competition are all from our village Namuaniwaqa, with a few of them living in Lautoka and Nadi,” said Nagata.
“We are fortunate to have the assistance of three of our players who were Fiji Residents members, namely Mitieli Koro, Iveri Lemoci, and Emori Rairailevu,” added Nagata.
He thanked God for the blessing to be in the grand final of the Vodafone Cup for the first time, and thanked the villagers who currently reside overseas and also in other parts of Fiji for assisting in donations of players Jerseys and other forms of assistance they thought useful.
Nagata has urged former students of Namuaniwaqa and villagers to come down in numbers and support their team this Saturday, as they prepare to accomplish their mission to achieve victory.