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Player of Day One Namoce Grateful

  National Hire Dreketi goalkeeper Petero Namoce was awarded Player of Day One from his stellar performance against Nadi on Wednesday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. The 24-year-old from
07 Oct 2016 12:53
Player of Day One Namoce Grateful
Dreketi keeper Petero Namoce failed to stop Nadi's equalizer during Courts IDC pool play lastnight. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

 

National Hire Dreketi goalkeeper Petero Namoce was awarded Player of Day One from his stellar performance against Nadi on Wednesday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

The 24-year-old from Vunikawakawa, Labasa did not expect the award but was grateful to be acknowledged for his efforts.

“I think all the players here are doing the best they can,” Namoce said.

“I am so honoured to be a part of this tournament, I have always watch my favourite players play during the IDC but to actually play here against some of the big names is a proud moment for me.

“I love being part of Dreketi, I have learnt so much as a player and as a person.

“It’s good to be part of this tournament and winning this prize is just the icing on the cake.”

While Namoce is playing his heart out for Dreketi, his brother Emori Ragata is playing for Suva. Namoce enjoys being a goalkeeper and regards his position as the most important one.

“It is good to have my brother play in this tournament as well, it’s something that we both share a passion for.

“I love being a goalkeeper because it is the most important role in the game but sometimes it can be a lot of pressure as well.

“We are the ones who decide whether our team wins or loses by the goals we let in and I like having that responsibility.

“But it can also be stressful because sometimes when our team loses I blame myself but I am trying to improve as a player day by day.

“I will keep doing what I am good at and keep improving because on day I want to become the greatest goalkeeper in Fiji’s football history.”

Namoce played for Suva Youth in 2013 before moving to Taveuni in 2014.

Edited by Osea Bola

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