May 23, 2022
  Follow @ Twitter

Ali, 15, fulfills football dream

15-year-old Shofwaan Ali fulfilled his dream of playing in the Digicel Fiji FACT on Sunday by taking the field in the second half for Navua in their 4-2 loss to Nadi at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

The Vashist Muni College Year 10 student who also captains the Navua U16 team in the Southern League could not contain his excitement when approached for an interview by FijiLive.

“Running on to the field there was a mixture of a lot of feelings, but I was more excited than nervous."

“To be able to run on the field and play in one of Fiji’s biggest tournaments is something I will remember.”

The Toqoru native said playing alongside his heroes in the team such as Apisai Smith, Captain Vineet Chand and others has taught him a lot.

“They have been very helpful in training, and I learn a lot from their experience.

Whilst he aims to represent the country in football, he does not want to lose focus on his studies and is planning to strike a right balance between the two.

“I want to do well in school, so I make sure that I balance both my studies and playing.”

“I am confident we will do well in this tournament and I hope I can do my part well to make my family, friends and teammates proud.”

Koromakawa Rentals and Tours Navua will face Glamada Rewa in their next match at 1pm on Thursday.

By Noa Biudole

 


Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!

 


 






SPORTS
Folau, Fekitoa and Piutau to start for Tonga
Headliners Israel Folau, Malakai Fekitoa and Charles Piutau have all been named in Tonga's starting line-up for their Pacific Nations Cup opener against the Vodafone Flying Fijians on Saturday.
RUGBY
Folau, Fekitoa and Piutau to start for Tonga
Headliners Israel Folau, Malakai Fekitoa and Charles Piutau have all been named in Tonga's starting line-up for their Pacific Nations Cup opener against the Vodafone Flying Fijians on Saturday.
FIJI NEWS
Cyclone Winston moves towards Tonga
Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Winston is moving away from the Lau group and towards Tonga.
WORLD
Obama unveils gun violence proposals
President Barack Obama today demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers, stoking a generational clash with the firearms lobby after the Newtown school massacre.
ENTERTAINMENT
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
TECHNOLOGY
Online registration for foreign investors
Fiji will soon launch online registration and approvals system for foreign investors.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT MOBILE HOT TOPICS FOLLOW US ON