Fiji international Iosefo Verevou has a new club after shock transfer

Iosefo Verevou has left Fiji Premier League side Rewa FC after eight years at the club.

The former Fiji wonderkid has moved to rivals Suva FC and will now line up against the club where he made his name.

Verevou, 22, became the youngest player to ever play semi-professional football in Fiji at just 14 and was touted as the best talent in the country.

At the age of 20 he played for Fiji in the 2015 u20 World Cup in New Zealand and scored a famous goal in an 8-1 defeat to Germany.

He also scored against Honduras in a stunning 3-0 victory for Fiji, and followed it up with a goal on his full international debut against Vanautu in 2015.

However, his career stuttered when Fiji coach Christopher Gamel declared he was overweight and he missed Fiji’s double-header against New Zealand in January last year. He has 10 caps for the national team.

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He has since won back his place in the team but has failed to live up to his massive potential.

The talent is still there. A tricky striker with plenty of pace, Verevou can score many different types of goals and has a poacher’s instinct in the box. Big and strong, he is also competent in the air and will provide a new dimension for Suva.

To add further insult, Suva beat Rewa 3-2 in the opening game of the Fiji Premier League season.

Verevou will get a chance to show his talent at Suva, who have promised to pay for accommodation, an allowance and the use of a hybrid car to its 22 man squad for the new season.

Rewa meanwhile will suffer a double blow as Verevou’s brother, Epeli Saukuru, is also set to the leave the club and move to Oceania Champions League side Lautoka FC.

The club has already lost striker Savenaca Nakalevu to Ba FC and now faces a rush to sign players in the transfer window.
In other transfer news Manasa Nawakula has left Ba FC to join Labasa.

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