Fiji Sports

Taka a great loss: Kanatabua

Written By : EMONI NARAWA. There is time for everything, a time for joy, a time to sing, a time to socialize and a time to mourn. On Wednesday Fiji
01 Jan 2009 12:00

Written By : EMONI NARAWA. There is time for everything, a time for joy, a time to sing, a time to socialize and a time to mourn.
On Wednesday Fiji Rugby suffered a big loss when one of its sons passed away at the Suva Private Hospital.
The late Dr Josaia Taka was one of the backbones of the development of rugby in the country.
Naitasiri Rugby Union secretary Viliame Kanatabua was lost for words when contacted by SunSports yesterday.
Kanatabua was surprised to learn that Dr Taka had passed away.
Kanatabua worked with the late Dr Taka during the early 1990’s at the FRU and also the Central Rugby Union.
He described Dr Taka as a tireless worker who always stood up to speak his mind while others remain silent.
“I’m sorry to hear the news and I want to pay my condolence to his family in Nakelo.”
“It’s a big loss to Tailevu Rugby Union and FRU. He was a great, tireless worker and a good friend that would be sadly missed by all the people that knew him,” Kanatabua said.
“He played an instrumental role for TRU and the FRU and I believe all people that worked with him would sadly miss his presence in the organization.”
“He was very instrumental in the development of rugby in the country and would be remembered when he was the manager of the 1987 national team to the first ever Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in New Zealand,” he said.
“He was the kind of man that helped shape people to be the best they could. He fought for good things and a great contributor to rugby development in the country. ”
Meanwhile, Kanatabua said someone needs to stand up and fill the shoes of the late Dr Taka.
“We need to stand up and follow his footsteps,” he said.




Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: