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Verevou Scoops 2015 Fiji Sportsman Award

Verevou, who was s unfortunately not present to receive his award due to some commitments has thanked Fiji Football Association for putting up his nomination.
“Actually I was shocked when I was informed that I have won the 2015 Sportsman of the Year Award which I never expected, “said Verevou.
Verevou, 20, has played football since he was nine and dedicated the award to his mother, Anaseini Wati.
“I dedicate my award to my mum who is behind my success, “said Rewa striker.
Verevou wrote himself into Fijian football folklore when he scored a goal against Germany in the FIFA under 20 World Cup last year with a header in the 48th minute.
He was the first Fijian striker to score a goal in the World Cup and also scored a goal in Fiji’s historic 3-0 win against Honduras.
Verevou, who lists former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as his hero and also idolises Brazilian striker Neymar, said to be honored as the 2015 Sportsman of the Year is a great achievement.
It’s a big achievement for me and Fiji Football, said Verevou.
Verevou is one of Fiji’s rising football stars playing crucial roles not only for his district Rewa but also for the Vodafone Fijian Under-20 team at the FIFA U20 World Cup. He later represented the Vodafone Fijian U23 that qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It was after a lapse of 28 years, that a Fiji FA nominee has scooped the Sportsman of the Year award. The last football player was the legendary defender cum striker Abraham Watkins in 1988.
Verevou has come through for the Delta Tigers on a number of occasions; he scored the second goal in the finals of the 2015 INNK Mobile Battle of the Giants (BOG) tournament against Ba at Ratu Cakobau Park helping his side claim their seventh title last year.
He was part of the touring team to Spain and is looking to book a place in the final squad to the Rio Olympic Games in August this year.

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