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Suluka First For Dreketi

  This Dreketi, Macuata lad is making everyone proud back home in Vanua Levu. Netani Suluka said that representing the Vodafone Fijian Under-16 team was the biggest thing he could
06 Sep 2018 10:00
Suluka First For Dreketi
Netani Suluka in Ba on September 4,2018. Photo: Yogesh Chandra

 

This Dreketi, Macuata lad is making everyone proud back home in Vanua Levu.

Netani Suluka said that representing the Vodafone Fijian Under-16 team was the biggest thing he could have achieved being the first from his village to play for Fiji.

The 16-year old is a student at Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School.

“I’m so proud that I will be representing my country,” he said.

The OFC U16 Championship will be held in Honiara, Solomon Islands at the Lawson Tama Stadium on September 9-22 with eight nations competing for two berths at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Peru.

Football started for Suluka at an early age.

“I used to see others play and I wanted to be like them,” he said.

Suluka got his breakthrough when he represented his school in the U14 competition.

“Playing with players from other schools gave me the confidence I had been looking for,” he said.

“I think I have achieved my goal and now I have to prove myself.

“My family is really proud of me and that’s what drives me to achieve more.

“This is the first time for a person from my village to play for a Fiji team,” he said.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  yogesh.chandra@fijisun.com.fj



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