Sela an exemplary leader

Fiji captain Josaia Sela. Credit: OFC via Phototek

Fiji captain Josaia Sela was front and centre for the action as Fiji made a stunning comeback against Samoa in their opening OFC U-16 Championship encounter at Lawson Tama.

Sela was the backbone of the Fiji team and his scoring talent and collaborative approach was critical to the team’s success.

He scored two goals in their opening game against Samoa and was very much involved in both the defence and attacking for his team.

“I was excited to scored two goals in my debut and it was through teamwork and perseverance from my players.”

Sela admitted that being a leader of the team, it comes with more responsibilities on and off the pitch but he was happy to take on the challenge.

“It is a big responsibility to lead the young Fiji team to their first international exposure but in everything we make the Lord above play a major part in our success,” Sela said.

“I came to love football through my two elder brother when I was a kid back in Fiji. I dream that one day to represent Fiji playing football and it was a dream come true for me on Monday.”

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