I'm truly sorry: Fiji 7s captain
February 23, 2019 8:20 am
From left: Fiji 7s Coach Mr Gareth Baber, Kalione Nasoko and FRU CEO Mr O’Connor,
Fiji Airways men’s 7s captain Kalione Nasoko has made a public apology following his recent drunk driving charge in Nadi earlier this month.
This is the first in history a national 7s player has come out and apologized to the Fijian fans.
Nasoko says he made a mistake on picking up his car key and driving that morning under the influence of alcohol.
He says it was not his intention to cause damage to the national team’s reputation on the World Sevens Series.
“I’m thankful to our FRU CEO Mr O’Connor, Coach Mr Gareth Baber, for their support here this afternoon. I would like to humbly apologize to the people of Fiji for letting you down and representing Fiji is an honor. I made a mistake to drive my vehicle that morning and I acknowledge that error of judgment and I’m regretful for the decision I made. It is my hope that this occasion be a learning to me and to assure you a hundred percent clear before picking up your keys to drive. I never intended to cause damage or harm the reputation or the legacy of the white jersey. I’m truly sorry and I hope to earn back the trust from you all through my future behavior. Thank you for your support and everything we do is to make Fiji proud.”
Nasoko pleaded guilty to the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol at the Nadi Magistrates Court.
Nasoko was arrested by Police on the 8th of this month at Malolo, Nadi after failing a breathalyzer test.
Meanwhile, the Fiji 7s side departed for the USA last night.
Fiji kicks off its campaign against Scotland at 11.22am Saturday week, and will then battle Wales at 2.23pm before meeting Australia at 7.52am next Sunday in its last pool match.
The quarterfinals start at 1.46pm on Sunday, semifinal begins at 9.12am on Monday while the final will be played at 12.30pm.
You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV.