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Cape Town Win Best Birthday Gift: Nasoko

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Kalione Nasoko is looking forward to celebrate his belated 28th birthday with his family this weekend. Dubbed as the’ Yasawa fly­er’ the humble captain said
13 Dec 2018 11:00
Cape Town Win Best Birthday Gift: Nasoko
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Kalione Nasoko

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Kalione Nasoko is looking forward to celebrate his belated 28th birthday with his family this weekend.

Dubbed as the’ Yasawa fly­er’ the humble captain said he did not need a birthday present, but his first win in the series as captain was more than he could have asked for. Fiji beat USA 29-15 in the Cup final of the HSBC World Sevens Series Cape Town 7s last week.

He helped the team o break a 13-year-old drought in South Africa on Monday.

“Winning the title was the biggest present for me be­cause it was very special,” he said.

“This win is for everyone. I just want to thank the boys for the work we have been putting together even though we didn’t do well in Dubai we lost in the quar­ters but we came out strong in Cape Town.”

He said there was a need for consistency, with eight more tournaments left in the Series. “We just went and we talked about it to work really hard and that’s why we came out stronger in Cape Town. The good thing is we got lots of young players in the team and I think the boys de­served the win,” he said.

He said the team would not celebrate much during this festive season as the team returns to camp next week to prepare for Hamil­ton, New Zealand and Syd­ney, Australia, next year.

Meanwhile, Nasoko’s wife Kini is keeping a little sur­prise for him.

“He’s been away and we did not celebrate his birth­day together compared to previous years, but I was happy for him in winning one of the two tourna­ments as captain of the team,” she said.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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