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Bakaniceva is baby of the women’s team

A 15-year-old Fiji women football player hopes she makes the first team for this month’s Pacific Games in Samoa

Adi Litia Bakaniceva is the youngest in the national squad, but that has not stopped her from aspiring to be a professional football player, and she sees the Games as a good opportunity.

Talking to Fiji FA Media Bakaniceva said she is nervous but also proud to be representing Fiji.

“This will be my first time representing Fiji for the Pacific Games,” she said. “I’m kind of nervous but I feel so happy and proud to represent my country, and right now I’m going to work really hard to be in the first 11 for the team.”

When asked what inspires her to continue her rigorous training, which includes studies and training with the squad, she said it is her “future” that continues to push her.

“What inspires me is that this is one of the greatest blessings that God gave me and I am going to use it, and this is going to be my future.”

The Vunimono High School student said her dad Maika Bakaniceva was the first person to introduce her to football and she has been playing for the last six years.

She made her debut for Tailevu Naitasiri when she was only ten-year old.

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