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Labasa duo chase football dream

Fourteen-year-old Nauseeba Azharia and Melania Keresoni from Labasa have embarked on a journey to prove themselves, far from their family and the comfort of home.

Traveling under the watchful eye of Coach-in-charge Jotivini Tabua, these young aspiring footballers have travelled far from home to participate in the OFC U15 girl’s Development Tournament hosted in Lautoka and Ba.

Despite their tender age and the daunting nature of national trials and camps, both Azharia and Keresoni showed courage and adapted to the new environment of camp style.

“I didn’t feel scared, we were chosen so we came with Coach Tabua. Our coaches and the girls in the camp were helpful so we sort of blended in well with them,” shared Keresoni, a young goalkeeper whose confidence belies her years.

Azharia, sharing a similar sentiment found comfort in the supportive environment of her coaches and teammates; as well as the presence of her parents who traveled from Labasa to cheer her on.

“I felt comfortable in the camp. My parents came all the way to support me and watch me play,” she said.

Their journey shows how important it is to have dedicated mentors who believe in their potential and help them succeed.

These two young athletes are not just proving their skills on the field but also inspiring others with their courage to step out of their comfort zones and pursue their dreams.

Simran Chand
Simran Chand
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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