Naweni traditionally welcomes Naduva home

Fiji Sevens rep Alosio Naduva is being escorted by an uncle at Naweni Village this afternoon. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

‘SIO’, as he is known among his relatives in Naweni, Cakaudrove, arrived in the village this afternoon and was traditionally welcomed back home.

The emotional visit included the traditional welcome ceremony of ‘cerevi’ as women and children ran through the village with bales of materials and a tabua.

As a traditional protocol, Naduva got off the vehicle and ran after the women and children whom he caught up with.

Hugs, tears and joy were part of the ceremony and villagers thanked God for the successful achievement that has taken Naduva around the world.

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