Chiefly Welcome For Maqala

Maqala’s dad Sisa said they have limited their celebration to be within their family bubble.
19 Aug 2021 18:08
 Chiefly Welcome For Maqala
Back (left-right) Sisa Ramuadrau, Adi Filomena Katonivere, Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere. Front (from left) Rosa Ramuadrau, Sireli Maqala, Siteri Ramuadrau at the chiefly village of Naduri, Macuata on August 18,2021. Photo: Laisa Lui

The Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens rising star, Sireli Maqala, observed all traditional protocols when he met the Tui Macuata, Ratu Wiliame Katonivere, at his home in Naduri yesterday.

In welcoming Maqala, Ratu Wiliame said, his perseverance and sacrifice have finally paid off.

“I welcome you to the province of Macuata,” Ratu Wiliame said.

Maqala was born and bred in Labasa. He was discharged from the quarantine facility and was accompanied by his parents to Naduri.

His mum Rosa Ramuadrau said they can only praise God for his faithfulness as they have reunited with their son.

“We have a close relationship with the Tui Macuata, who called us to bring Maqala to his home as soon as he arrived,” she said.

“We’re also grateful for this opportunity as a traditional welcome ceremony was done for Maqala.”

Maqala’s dad Sisa said they have limited their celebration to be within their family bubble.

“We will have a simple thanksgiving service at home as we continue to follow all COVID-19 safety rules that are in place,” he said.

Maqala told SUNsports that he was happy to be home and would make the most of it with his family and friends.

Ratu Wiliame on welcoming the Olympian advised Maqala to make wise decisions on his rugby career.

He also thanked the support of Maqala’s parents which was an added bonus to their son’s success.


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