Footing for a decent meal
4 August, 2020, 6:17 pm
When Nasinu beat Ba two weeks ago with a 2-0 scoreline during the Vodafone Premier League, one player in particular celebrated the victory in a deep and meaningful way.
Asaeli Tunidau thanked God for the win because it literally meant his family would be able to eat a decent meal.
The 26-year-old works as a mechanic by day and moonlights as a midfielder for the Nasinu soccer side.
The Natuva, Tailevu, native is the breadwinner for his family.
Tunidau’s eight siblings and his parents rely on his earnings – on and off the field – to meet their daily needs.
His story is like that of many Fijians across the country.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the list of jobless grows longer by the day, many are relying on that one person like Tunidau to keep them alive.