September 11, 2021
Ba goalkeeper Sanaila Waqanicakau has fully recovered from a head injury and is looking forward to giving his best for the Men In Black when football activities resume in the country.
The 31-year-old said having missed four matches was tough for him but he had to ensure he looked after his health well and recovered.
"It was a serious head injury which kept me in hospital for some time. After my discharge, I had to rest and undergo rehab. I am thankful to the Lord Almighty for healing me and also want to thank all Ba officials and players for their love, support and prayers."
"I can say that I have recovered 100 per cent and my doctors have given the clearance for me to play again. I just cannot wait to get back on the field and help my team win some games."
"I would say this pandemic is a blessing in disguise as it allowed me to recover and rest. I am now doing my personal training daily and working very hard on my fitness."
Waqanicakau said he would adjust according to Coach Kamal Swamy's choice on the field.
"I am not scared to play goalkeeper again although I had that serious injury. If coach wants me to play keeper then I will play in that position but if he wants me to play striker then I will adjust myself accordingly."
"Both positions are important in the team. By making saves I can keep my team in the game and by scoring I can make them win, so I am happy to have that special talent to play in both positions," he said.
The former Fiji U20, Rewa and Dreketi rep who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is urging all other footballers in the country to also get their jabs so life can return to normalcy.
By Reginald Chandar