Navua is not doing a so good season so far in Vodafone Premier League – the team is at the bottom of the table three points away from 7th placed-side Nasinu. In the recent Battle of Giants, despite an impressive win over Lautoka, the team could not proceed to the semi-final stage of the traditional tournament.
Despite Navua poor results, the performances of one of their players are getting attention all over the football community in Fiji: the 17-year-old Thomas Dunn. The young midfielder is being one of the best performers of Navua alongside the experienced Apisai Smith. The talented Dunn was part of the Fijian U16 national team squad in the recent OFC U16 Championship, competition that his team was knocked-out in the semi-finals after a defeat against Solomon Islands.
Now, Dunn has another important chapter of his football career: the player was called up by Fiji national team head coach Flemming Serritslev for an one-week training period. Dunn will have the opportunity to attend training sessions alongside key football players of Fiji football scenario such as Setareki Hughes and Malakai Rakula – and certainly a great chance for the youngster to have the legend Roy Krishna as his teammate in this training camp.
The 17-year-old will not only have the opportunity to better his football when training with Fijian superstars and having the guidance of the experienced Danish coach Serritslev, but also the chance to impress the Bula Boys‘ staff in order to get a call up for the next challenges of the national team.
While it is uncertain when international football will restart in Oceania, Dunn will need to work extra hard to improve the results of his Navua side in the Vodafone Premier League and upcoming cup tournaments in Fiji. Adding to a possible improvement of Navua in the season a good training spell with national team, Dunn’s chance to receive a call up will turn into a real possibility.