Nadolo retires from representing Fiji on the world stage

Flying Fijian Nemani Nadolo in action for the Flying Fijians in this file picture. Picture: FT FILE

FIJI Airways Flying Fijian Nemani Nadolo has called it a day on his international representation for Fiji.

In a post on his Facebook profile on his birthday, Nadolo stated his retirement from wearing the white jersey.

“I thought I’d be the first to let you all know that I’ve called it a day playing for my beloved country Fiji. First and foremost, I want to thank the Almighty for without Him, I believe I would never have gotten this far,” Nadolo said in his FB post.

“The moment I debuted as a ‘caretaker’ of the jersey back in 2010, I would have never thought I’d have played for this long and represented the tiny island of Fiji. I want to thank all the coaches, trainers, physios and people I have come in contact with during my time as a ‘caretaker’ of the jersey.”

Nadolo thanked his fans and the players he had played with.

“To all the past and present players whom I’ve had the honour of playing alongside with, I want to say big vinaka.

“Most of all, to the people of Fiji both in Fiji and abroad, I just want to let you all know that it’s been a pleasure to have represented you all over the years. I believe this team belongs to the people of Fiji and it’s because of you we find the motivation to play every time we get the opportunity and for that, I hope I haven’t let you guys down.”

Nadolo is the second Fijian player to have hung his boots to play for the national team in two days.

Utility back Timoci Nagusa had also stated his retirement from playing for the Flying Fijians on Tuesday.

Both players will continue to play for French club Montpelier in the French Top 14 competition.

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