Remueru commends mates

Vodafone national football team captain Remueru Tekiate is always thankful for the heartwarming respect he receives from his fellow teammates.

While sharing his camping experience with Fiji FA Media, Tekiate tagged the national team camp as “a home away from home”.

Since the arrival of the head coach Christophe Gamel last year, he has never missed out on the football national duties.

The 27-year-old rugged defender said a lot of recreational activities took place off the field while in camp.

“It has been equally good off the field, mingling with all the players, getting to know them and their background because it is good having to have that discipline in mind off the field.

“We also spend our time on recreational activities like playing FIFA via play station four, billiard, carrom and also cards.

“I thank our sponsors Vodafone for adding these recreational items with their sponsorship,” he said.

Tekiate started his football career back in 2006 with Tavua when they were still in the then super premier division.

Seven years later, Tavua was relegated from the top division and Tekiate made a switch to Ba before making a switch to Suva in the player transfer window earlier this year.

“The love of sport within me has inspired me to put on the soccer boots.”

Lst year, Tekiate lost his favourite football fan — his dad — during a mishap at the Vatukoula Gold Mines.

When asked whom does he look up to for advice, Tekiate replied in an emotional tone, “my parents”.

“That has to be my parents. Now it’s just mum as she is the only one that has been there for me since last year.”

He left a message for the young footballers.

“Continue to believe and have faith in yourself, work hard and be disciplined,” Tekiate said.

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