‘Habosi Is No Quitter’

To graduate from Drua to a Flying Fijian is divine inter­vention for super feet Vinaya Habosi.
13 Jul 2022 10:48
‘Habosi Is No Quitter’
Vodafone Flying Fijians winger Vinaya Habosi in action during their Pacific Nations Cup clash against Australia A at Churchill Park, Lautoka, on July 9, 2022. Photo: Leon Lord

To graduate from Drua to a Flying Fijian is divine inter­vention for super feet Vinaya Habosi.

“I thank God for His plans for my life, I would not be part of this team in a span of less than 12 months had it not been for God,” Habosi said yesterday.

“In 2020 I played for a while for Na­mosi and then tried for a place in the national sevens then the Flying Fijians match against New Zealand but fell short when the final teams were released,” he said.

“I wasn’t discouraged. I was in the village when I received a call from Drua for me to sign the contract.

“I am so grateful for the opportu­nity to play for Drua, the manage­ment, team and support were enor­mous.

“My time with Drua allowed me to showcase my capabilities, the coaches helped and so too my fellow Drua brothers.

“Soon after that I got this oppor­tunity to be with the Flying Fijians again, it’s all due to prayers, trust­ing God and hard work.”

Training in preparation for their last Pacific Nations Cup match against Samoa on Saturday he con­firms that he is tightening up loose ends, skills wise.

Their match is at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

The Flying Fijians were training yesterday at the Nadi International School playground.

Having the right attitude at train­ing is the key to the star winger consistent performance.

Dubbed ‘Bossman’ by television commentators during the Super Rugby Pacific matches, Habosi’s off-field performance is reflected in his game as a try scoring machine.

“I set my goals during training and that is to train hard and give my best.

“One of my goals is to gain more running metres during training, good defence, running lines, first up tackles and good finishing.

“I believe that players cannot just turn-up and play well on Saturday when they don’t prepare or train well during the week.

“I’m training now as the team gears up for the match against Sa­moa. To improve our game this week, I am training hard to show the coach that I am capable to play this week,” he said.

Habosi is urging respective team supporters to turn up in numbers and show their support for the four teams.


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