September 13, 2021
17-year-old Nabil Begg is aiming to seal his spot in Ba's starting lineup and make an impact when football activities resume in the country.
The Kamil Muslim College Year 12 student was the top scorer in the U19 Youth League last season and got his big break in the Digicel Premier League against Navua.
The youngster told FijiLive that he is determined and is working very hard on strengthening his upper and lower body.
“School work is good but training is challenging because we have to do our own training at home. I feel that I still need a lot of improvements on that after the match against Navua. I have a lot of areas to work on but right now I am working on my upper and lower body strengths.”
“As a striker our job is to score and to score we need to have a good finishing. For a good finishing, I need to have the right skills in ball turn over. If I have upper body strength, then I will be able to score better goals.”
The upcomg striker revealed that he is utilising the drill videos sent by Coach Kamal Swamy and Youtube tutorials to gain more knowledge.
“I want to start against Suva and for that I have to do a lot of training which I am currently doing. We have been sent videos on our training areas weekly by our coach and officials. It is helping me a lot and also the online tutorials.”
“I feel that training at home now is good for me since we have less school work and I turn to spend enough time on training.”
Begg said he is good in his passing and dribbling skills which he would love to apply when Ba takes on Suva.
“I have good awareness of passing, running and dribbling skills. I want to display that when we play Suva. My dream is always to start against big teams like Suva and our old rivals Labasa and try to score against them.”
“My other strength is that I understand the game plan and I am able to read the game well on the field. I always try to keep myself focused and enter into the opponent’s territory to put up a good finish.”
The Sorokoba lad said his football inspriation came from his father who is a Police Officer and and a former footballer while Cristiano Ronaldo is his role model.
“When I was a kid, my cousins used to play football at the ground beside my house and seeing them I also wanted to play soccer. I told my dad I want to become a soccer player and ever since then he has been my pillar of strength helping me in my football career.”
“I gain my inspiration from Ronaldo and I always watch his soccer videos and learn soccer skills from there,” he added.
Apart from pursuing a career in football, Begg aims to become a Civil Engineer in the near future and will joining the Fiji National University after high school.
By Romeka Romena