27 May 2015

His Highness the Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, was paid a courtesy visit by popular Fijian rugby player Waisale Serevi earlier today at his official residence at Tuaefu.

Samoa’s Head of State praised the Fijian rugby legend for his contributions to the game, so loved throughout the region, and for being a good role model for the young people of Samoa and the Pacific.

“I hope you have a long life, and continue to wave your flag on behalf of rugby to all the young people of the Pacific as people look up to you because you are a great (rugby) player.”

The Fijian rugby hero showed his gratitude for the warm welcome and chance to meet Samoa’s Head of State.

“I am honoured and privileged to have met the Head of State and I thank God for the opportunity,” said Mr Serevi.

“It is the first time I have visited a Head of State,” he admitted.  He said that one of his missions is to help the young people become better rugby players and better people.

Mr Serevi is here on an invitation for the Samoa Independence Sevens tournament and also for the Nobesity programme, a child-focused grassroots health initiative by the Ministry of Health, SCOPA Netball and Business Systems Limited.

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