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Tamanisau New Challenge

Veteran goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau is a member of our national men’s football Under-23 side to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Suva-based policeman is one of three
19 Jul 2016 15:37
Tamanisau New Challenge
Team Fiji national football goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau. Photo: FASANOC.

Veteran goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau is a member of our national men’s football Under-23 side to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Suva-based policeman is one of three players in the side that is over the age of 23. The other two are Roy Krishna and Alvin Singh. Tamanisau has captained the national men’s football side and led his district Rewa to many memorable victories.

 

Tamanisau tells about his football career:

Q: What made you take up football?

ST: Watching mum play during their department sports day and it got me interested

 

Q: What achievement(s) are you most proud of in your football career?

ST: Playing in the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi

 

Q: Apart from sports what other achievement(s) are you most proud?

ST: Being selected to go to Liberia on a UN Mission for a year

 

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in Rio 2016?

ST: Playing against the best the world has to offer

 

Q: Your hobbies?

ST: Playing volleyball, rugby, spending time with family and listening to Gospel music

 

Things we need to know about you:

Always put God first in everything I do.

Hate losing.

FASANOC

 

Sivoki, Naisua Dropped

 

Two Team Fiji’s national football reps were dropped just days after being named to represent Fiji at the Rio Olympics.

Fiji Football Association team director Tarunesh Reddy confirmed Kolinio Sivoki and Sakaraia Naisua were dropped for disciplinary reason.

Reddy said Sivoki and Naisua have been suspended from all levels of football and will appear before the Fiji FA disciplinary committee.

“There are rules and guidelines and they know if these are broken there will be consequences,” he said.

Replacements will be announced today following endorsement  by the Fiji Association of Sports National Olympic Committee.

 Edited by Osea Bola.

Feedback: oseab@fijisun.com.fj

 

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