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Kerevi Aims To Be Flying Fijian

Japan-based Josua Kerevi aims to be a Fiji Airway Flying Fiji­ans in future. Kerevi, 26, who plays for the Akita Northern Bullets in the Japan Rug­by competition, wedded his sweet­heart
15 Dec 2018 11:00
Kerevi Aims To Be Flying Fijian
From left; Jone Kerevi, Samu Kerevi, Josua Kerevi, Selina Faith Bavoro, Pasemaca Koro and Mereia Tami at the weddding in Vuda back road, in Lautoka on December 14,2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Japan-based Josua Kerevi aims to be a Fiji Airway Flying Fiji­ans in future.

Kerevi, 26, who plays for the Akita Northern Bullets in the Japan Rug­by competition, wedded his sweet­heart Selina Delailomaloma in the presence of his family and friends in Vuda, Lautoka yesterday.

“This is a big day for me and the whole family especially for my dad’s side to get everyone together at once since we are all spread out around the country,” he said.

“It is exciting for me as well as it’s a new journey altogether to have my family around me.”

He loves his rugby and aims to don the white jumper one day.

“Rugby is in our blood and having my brother Samu Kerevi playing for the Wallabies is a big motivator for me. Playing for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians and Swire Shipping Fijian Warriors is my aim. It is tough but I will take on the chal­lenge,” he said.

The two lovebirds met for the first time while pursuing their studies at foundation level at the Univer­sity of the South Pacific in 2011.

Last year, Kerevi popped the big question which was well received by Selina during their meeting in Lautoka.

Selina said, “Well I guess we had to make a stand, when he asked me. I realized a boy is a man one day and that’s when I believed in myself as it was time.

“We are happy for this day where we celebrate with families. This is one of the best moments for me,” she said.

She continues with her studies at USP doing a Bachelor of Commerce programme.

The couple will spend their honey­moon withj families before Kerevi returns to Japan next week.

The Veiseisei native played for the Natabua High School at No.8 but changed his position to centre when he joined the Fijian Under-20s and played for the Fiji Warriors in 2015.

Upon completion of his rugby scholarship, he studied Japanese language in Japan at Tenri Univer­sity from 2013 to 2016.

After that he worked at the Sports Exchange at the Akita Prefecture under the JET programme.

Kerevi’s dad, Nimilote is a former national football rep.

Edited by Osea Bola

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