After more than two decades being a football player, Taniela Waqa announces that he will retire from football at the end of this year. The 37-year-old defender recently helped Labasa to clinch the title of 2020 Inter-District Championship.
Waqa has a long and successful career as he lifted many trophies over the years. He was part of Fiji National Team’s squad that won the gold medal at 2003 Pacific Games. He played an important role in this tournament by scoring a goal in the 2-1 victory over Tahiti in the semi-finals. In all, Waqa played 35 matches for the Bula Boys, scoring four goals.
Football fans still have some opportunities to watch him playing for Labasa as he is expected to play the Fiji FACT and the remaining matches of Vodafone Premier League – the top-tier league from Fiji. In the current season, Waqa scored three goals in eighteen matches, counting all competitions.