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Roy Looks Forward To Another Challenge

The 33-year-old departed our shores on a commercial Air New Zealand flight yesterday. He will directly spend a mandatory two-week quarantine in New Zealand.
25 Sep 2020 13:32
Roy Looks Forward To Another Challenge
From left: Naziah Ali and Roy Krishna with family members at Nadi International Airport on September 24, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Vodafone Fijian football skipper Roy Krishna is looking forward to another chapter of his career when he lands in India, in the middle of October.

The 33-year-old departed our shores on a commercial Air New Zealand flight yesterday.

He will directly spend a mandatory two-week quarantine in New Zealand.

“I’m looking forward to returning to India and getting back to training under the guidance of coach Habas (Antonio),” he said.

“I’m looking forward to reuniting with my team-mates in Kolkata. I am also very excited about the merger of ATK and Mohun Bagan.”

Krishna signed a one-year contract with the club.

“I had to keep in mind the current crises of the COVID-19 cases, which is on the increase around the world and the football landscape has changed drastically.

“Most leagues are being played behind closed doors, some have been put on hold, and clubs are cutting player’s salaries.

“We had to take all this into consideration before making a decision.

“My introduction to the Indian Super League was through ATK FC and I am so excited to be heading back there.

“They looked after me well and I have a lot of respect for the management, the owners, my colleagues and the fans who have shown me so much love and affection and have continued to support me.”

Krishna said  he was pleased to extend his contract with the club.

“After a successful season winning the 2019/2020 ISL Cup there’s no question that I want to stay with the champion team,” he said.

Other clubs that wanted Krishna on their roster with serious offers include Mumbai City (ISL), Western United (A League) and Wellington Phoenix (A League).

His wife Naziah Ali did not travel due to disruptions to the connecting flights to India.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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