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Watkins aims to make a mark

Written By : MOIZ MUNIF. Archie Watkins wants to follow the footsteps of his dad Abraham Watkins as being one of the best footballers in the country. Abraham scored the
30 May 2008 12:00

Written By : MOIZ MUNIF. Archie Watkins wants to follow the footsteps of his dad Abraham Watkins as being one of the best footballers in the country.
Abraham scored the winning goal for the national side at the 1991 South Pacific Games in Lae, Papua New Guinea which earned Fiji gold medal.
“I look up to him and hope to become a top footballer like him one day,”Archie said.
“He motivates me and pushes me to excel in the sport.
“I have been playing soccer since my childhood days and want to continue.”
Watkins Jnr is playing for the Nadroga side at the Fiji Bitter FACT this year and said that this is the pathway of his success.
He also has banked oh his Stallions side to do wonders.
“We are coming in with a young side in the FACT but the boys are very talented. With enough exposure we will be able to do wonders in the coming months and tournaments. We are a young team and building towards being more competitive,” Watkins junior said.
(Archie Watkins is the namesake of the Nadroga coach who is his dad younger brother)
Junior was part of the Cuvu College U19 team that took out the title. He is also part of the current national U20 squad.
“The win in the U19 competition was a good exposure for me and now that I’m playing for the Nadroga team and I am learning a lot. My dad makes sure that I attend training everyday,”he said.
“With the U20 competition coming up I hope to get a place in the team and then work my way up to the national team,” he said.


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