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Tabadamu Play For Fallen Official

And they want to dedicate the victory to their team manager, the late Leone Naikasau Snr who collapsed at the ground and later died at the Nadi Hospital yesterday.
22 Feb 2020 11:37
Tabadamu Play For Fallen Official
Tabadamu rugby 7s team during the Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s tournament at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on February 21, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia Inset: Leone Naikasau (Snr)

The Glen Cakautini- captained Tabadamu 7s side want to win their first ever Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s tournament today.

And they want to dedicate the victory to their team manager, the late Leone Naikasau Snr who collapsed at the ground and later died at the Nadi Hospital yesterday.

The incident happened after their 31-12 victory over Army Green at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

Medics, who were present on the ground did assist before he was taken to Nadi hospital via an ambulance.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said, “Confirm the incident and that he was pronounced dead on arrival.”

Leone Naikasau (Snr).

Leone Naikasau (Snr).

Tabadamu coach Pio Raisele said “It is a sad day for us, as we mourn his loss. But it was his utmost belief that this team should succeed.

“We intend to keep this club in his memory, he has done a lot and he had a great vision for the club and especially the welfare of the boys.

“That is our intention is to win this tournament for him he has done a lot for the voice ringing and the nurturing of a young men to be part of the Tabadamu 7s today is one of the biggest number of players that are in the Fiji team in the last 10 years.

“We have come prepared and have every intention to be the winner of Nawaka 7s this year.

“Not so tough, but it’s just the difference of the approach of the games but we would like to share out the ball just move the ball around and we found it very interesting with the result we are getting.

Naikasau, 52, is the elder brother of former Fijians 7s team captain Setefano Cakau.

The club was established in 2013 by Cakau but due to his involvement overseas, Naikasau took over the role.

During day one, the side remained unbeaten in the pool recording wins over Army Green 31-12, Tovolea (Nadi) 38-0, and Bau 40-7.

When this edition went to press last night, the side were to play Uluinakau in the main elimination.

Tabadamu rugby 7s team during the Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s tournament at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on February 21, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Tabadamu rugby 7s team during the Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s tournament at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on February 21, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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