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Star Midfielder Weds Missionary

Rewa football midfielder Savenaca Nakalevu married his sweetheart Loba Naiqama at Nakorovou Nasese Methodist Church in Wainibuku on Friday. The 23-year-old met Naiqama on Facebook while he was in camp
02 Apr 2017 11:04
Star Midfielder Weds Missionary
Newly wed Savenaca Nakalevu and Loba Naiqama (middle) with Rewa football team on their wedding day on friday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Rewa football midfielder Savenaca Nakalevu married his sweetheart Loba Naiqama at Nakorovou Nasese Methodist Church in Wainibuku on Friday.

The 23-year-old met Naiqama on Facebook while he was in camp with the Vodafone Fijian Under-23 side.

Fast forward two years later Nakalevu said he had been waiting for the day, to make her his wife.

“I feel so happy because this is the day I have been waiting for all my life, to marry her,” Nakalevu said. “We have been together for two years and we have had some ups and downs like most couples do but today I think is the one day we both will remember for the rest of our lives.

“I thank the Lord for giving me this opportunity to marry this wonderful girl. What attracted me to her was that she was a missionary spreading the good news of the Lord.

“My love for her is not for looks or beauty but the person that she is and how she carries herself is what drove me to her. It is not every day when you meet your soul mate but I know I have met mine and I could not have asked for a better woman to be my wife.”

Nakalevu said what made the day special was presence of his team mates from the Rewa football side.

Now the couple are looking forward to becoming parents since Loba is five months pregnant.

Loba, 24, hails Vanuatu but lost her dad three weeks ago.

“I missed my dad today but I’m happy because I’ve got another man in my life now. I’m blessed because I know God has given me a good husband and I believe he is the one who brought us together.”

Loba will continue on her missionary work while Nakalevu will continue playing for Rewa while working with the Police Mobile Unit.

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