The supporters of Ba might be close to taste the return of Fijian international and Ba football legend defender Jone Vesikula. The 34-year-old player is currently attached to Lautoka – he helped the Blues to win two Vodafone Premier League titles in the recent past seasons. Vesikula was also part of Lautoka’s squad that reached the final of 2018 OFC Champions League, where Lautoka lost to New Zealand outfit Team Wellington.
Vesikula also helped Ba to reach OFC Champions League in the 11 years he represented the Men in Black. In the latest match of Lautoka, Vesikula was not part of the matchday squad what can show his intentions to return to his original district. “He had applied for his transfer to re-join his home district. The Lautoka football association has given his release,” stated Lautoka’s chairman Shalendra Prasad to Fiji Times. Vesikula already represented Fiji national team 13 times during his sucessful career in Fijian football.
Recently, Ba lost one of their most importants in history, Avinesh Suwamy, that departed to play in Nadi. Now, with the imminent return of Jone Vesikula the fans will be happy to have one more legend back and to count on the experience of the player as Ba lost many of its stars to other districts; especially their defensive system are now full of players coming from Ba’s grassroots system – where the experience of Vesikula might cause an instant impact.