Nalaubu A Mum’s Boy

The two-time Golden Boot award recipient, turned 24 last week during the national training camp in Ba.
23 Dec 2020 12:02
Nalaubu A Mum’s Boy
Sairusi Nalaubu is flanked by his parenst, dad Sevanaia Turamanu (left) and Mum, Niusita Sigarara during the Suva Football Asscoaition awards night at Central Cuisine, Suva on December 21, 2020. Photo: Sereana Salalo

Suva’s scoring machine, Sairusi Nalaubu, was highly praised at the Suva Football Association awards night on Monday.

The dinner was to celebrate Suva winning the Vodafone Fiji FACT, Vodafone Premier League and the Vodafone FUTSAL IDC for the third- year-a- row.

And gathered at the Central Cuisine in Suva, were the players, families, friends and officials of Suva.

Players and officials were awarded cash prizes and special awards.

Nalaubu was awarded a 32-inch TV from Vodafone for being the top goal-scorer for the 2020 season.

He was the top scorer in the FACT and Premier League tournaments.

And his mother, Niusita Sigarara, was a proud parent, seeing the achievement of his eldest son.

She can only thank the Almighty for all Nalaubu has been through.

“As for me, I just want to thank the Lord, for always guiding him through,” she said.

“I always advise him to serve the Lord wholeheartedly and he will be blessed.

“So it was only through the Almighty that has made him successful throughout.

“He respects and obeys when being told and we are so proud of him,” Sigarara added.

She indicated Nalaubu started playing football since his primary school days in Visama before he joined Shreedhar Maharaj College in Wainibokasi and later Gospel High School.

“I have been watching all his Vodafone Premier League games at the ANZ Stadium. His dad went to Labasa for the FACT,” she said.

“We will continue to support him as long as he plays and we look forward to another great season next year.”

The two-time Golden Boot award recipient, turned 24 last week during the national training camp in Ba.

In an earlier interview with the national football coach, Flemming Serritslev, he said: “Sairusi is a very good player, he is very fast and if he continues in the same form in future, he will be one of the top national players.”

He was one of the three new faces in the camp along with Suva teammate, Joeli Ranitu and Labasa’s Rajiv Sharma.

Nalaubu hails from Tabia village, Macuata and shares maternal links to Matawailevu, Nalawa, Ra.

Edited by Osea Bola


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