Work hard, play hard for good life - Vatu
He recalled a game they were playing a semifinal match with Nanronga and they were down one point (2 -1) but in a last minute in the injury time, he roke the silence in the stadium by equalising the score with a header and forced the audience, which was about to leave the place, to sit down again.
His first appearance in the National team was in Fiji as a student in the Melanesian Cup in 1989 in Suva. He was at Fiji when he received a call to play in the National team but the team did not do well and lost.
When he came back in and joined other clubs in Port Vila and played until 1995, he went to Santo and played there for Sia Raga Football club until 2001 before he made an early retirement because of work commitments.
He also revealed that his real name is Charles Henry Fox and his father was a good boxer. During his early years Charles was very strong and touched everything at home, as children normally do today, so he got the name Vatu from his aunt. Vatu simply means ‘strong’ or ‘rock’ and he still uses the name today, even on his passport.
He was ordained an Anglican priest and, one time, a big chief in Pentecost. Today Charles takes another turn in his life to contest the upcoming general election in the Graon mo Justice Party.
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