Now in his fourth season at Stoke (according to the club’s website), Scott Wara could very well end up getting a call to represent a country at international level soon.
The 17-year-old defender, currently playing for the Potters’ U18s, is eligible to play for both England and Fiji, with the latter of the two recently changing manager.
Christophe Gamel, who spent three years as Paris Saint-Germain Women’s assistant manager between 2012-2015, took over from Frank Farina on the 31st of December, and is currently trying to work out a team for the upcoming game against New Zealand in March.
With only one professional player in his squad, Wellington Phoenix’s Roy Krishna, the manager is doing his best to convince other players to choose Fiji as the nation to represent, and Stoke City’s Scott Wara is on his radar.
Speaking to So Foot, Gamel said: “Krishna should be my captain, my relay on the pitch. I’ve just discovered a new player at Stoke City, Scott Wara. An agent told me about him. Otherwise, I go on Wyscout to find players, I call a few guys. I look in the USA, in Asia.”
Gamel revealed Wrexham reserves striker Leroy Jennings, who already has three Fiji U20 caps, turned down his invite to declare himself for Fiji, so here’s hoping for the French manager that the Stoke defender, who was born in Lautoka, Fiji, does.
Either that or he waits to see if, down the line, he gets a chance to play for England.