His fame as a mechanic followed
him to Sydney Australia when he migrated there.
There used to be a regular queue of friends waiting
to have their cars fixed outside Effie’s home in
Sydney’s West, Toongabbie.
His favourite car in Mombasa was an old Morris.
from football, Effie was a hockey player a
captain of Mombasa Goan School ex-students team
His famous cousin Seraphino Antao used to play
football with Effie and others.
On one occasion, Effie asked Seraphino if he
would like to take part in an East African Railways
and Harbours athletics meeting in 1956.
Seraphino worked for the Landing and Shipping
company which had some association with the Harbour
Effie took part in Shot Put.
Seraphino ran barefoot and did well.
This was the start of his athletic career so a
lot of credit to Effie.
Also, apart from football, Effie was a hockey
player a captain of Mombasa Goan School ex-students
In Australia he also enjoyed a game of snooker at
the Blacktown Workers Club or at his "local" the
Toongabbie Sport and Bowling Club where his wake
will be held after the burial on Friday, October 13.