Sisters’ mission

Sisters ... Naomi Waqanidrola, right, and Sekola Waqanidrola. picture: VENINA RAKAUTOGA.

THE Waqanidrola sisters are always ready to take up a challenge side by side as they prepare to represent the Fiji Women’s Football side at the Samoa Pacific Games in Apia.

Naomi Waqanidrola, 25 and Sekola Waqanidrola, 21, will be competing in the international level for the second time in their football career.

Older sister Naomi said she was pleased to be chosen again with her younger sister who she always enjoyed playing with.

“I love having my sister with me, it’s actually rare to have siblings in a team and we are blessed to be representing our country again this year. We first represented Fiji together in the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu,” said Naomi.

Naomi said having her sister by her side also had its challenges.

“There are times when it can be challenging because being the older sister I have to always look out for my younger sister, everything I do I have to think of her and see that she is okay and doing well.

“Sometimes one of us may be feeling down and we won’t want to share it with the other team mates, we are always there for each other and encourage each other to perform to our best,” said Naomi.

The duo are both defenders in the team. “During training I usually ask her to do the simple things required.

“We both play the defenders position and we encourage each other to push hard and never look back,” said Naomi.

“I am looking forward to the more opportunities that we have in front of us, I would love to further my career in football and one day be a coach,” she added.

The Women’s football competition will begin next week Monday at the Samoa Pacific Games.

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