Football

Golden Boot For Nasinu FC’s Vikash, A Pleasant Surprise

The former Labasa Sangam College student started playing for Dreketi in the Senior League before he joined Lami to play at the Inter-District competition (IDC).
19 Aug 2020 15:27
Golden Boot For Nasinu FC’s Vikash, A Pleasant Surprise
Golden Boot Award winner, Nasinu midfielder, Jasnit Vikash. Photo: Fiji FA Media

Fijian football head coach, Flemming Serritslev rates Jasnit Vikash.

Vikash, the Go Fry Nasinu midfielder, was awarded the Golden Boot award at the Punjas Battle of the Giants tournament last week.

He scored three goals in two matches, two against Ba and one against Labasa.

“I watched every game, he did well and a very good player,” Serritslev said.

When asked if he’s interested for Vikash in the national squad he responded: “Maybe in the future.”

However, for the 26-year old bank officer, the award was a pleasant surprise.

And to be recognised in his first-ever B.O.G would be the highlight of his football career so far.

The Labasa native played football after he joined the University of the South Pacific.

“I didn’t play football in high school as I was quite study-oriented back then,” he said.

“But when I came to Suva, I found many opportunities to play football everywhere.

“It feels really amazing to win the Golden Boot. It is a proud moment for me, my family, friends and the team of course.

“It came as a surprise for me as Nasinu took an early exit at the B.O.G.

“So I never thought that I will get the award, even though I scored three goals. But at the end it felt very fulfilling.”

The former Labasa Sangam College student started playing for Dreketi in the Senior League before he joined Lami to play at the Inter-District competition (IDC).

“Playing for Nasinu against Labasa was an amazing experience,” he said.

“Despite being from Labasa, I had to show my loyalty somewhere.”

While this may be his first award, like every other player, he would work towards donning the white jumper.

“I will try to maintain the same level of composure and game style, to train even harder to achieve greater heights,” he said.

“It’s all about time management, if you have a good time management skills then you can do anything.

“For me football is a passion, it’s part of my life as well.

“Every player dreams of wearing the Fiji team jersey and so do I,” Vikash added.

Edited by Osea Bola

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