Doha: Fijian rugby legend Waisale Serevi visited the Aspire Academy on Wednesday and was impressed by its facilities.
“I played 21 years of international rugby and been to several world cups, never have I seen anything like this academy,” said Serevi, who is widely considered to be the greatest sevens player in the history of the game.
The 49-year-old, who is a member of the World Rugby Hall of Fame, is renowned for his achievements in rugby sevens while also enjoying a long career in 15s at both club and national team levels.
Nicknamed “The Wizard”, he played in the 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2005 World Cup Sevens, winning with Fiji in 1997 and 2005.
Serevi won silver at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and 2002 and bronze four years later.
“Have faith in your ability, believe in yourself and work hard. I wish you well in your academic work and sporting career. Be the best in your sport,” he told the academy students and athletes.