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Roy Joins Team In Vanuatu

New Zealand-based striker Roy Krishna will be a big boost for the Vodafone Fijian national football team as he joined the team in Vanuatu yesterday. Coach Frank Farina said having
10 Nov 2015 08:26
Roy Joins Team In Vanuatu
New Zealand Based Roy Krishna

New Zealand-based striker Roy Krishna will be a big boost for the Vodafone Fijian national football team as he joined the team in Vanuatu yesterday.
Coach Frank Farina said having the 28-year-old Wellington Phoenix player joining the team will lift the team’s performance in their second match against Vanuatu in Port Vila Stadium today.
“It is really great to have Roy (Krishna) with us and playing with us for the first time because his inclusion will really strengthen the team,” Farina said.
“Having a player of his calibre playing alongside our boys will change the pace of the game compared to last week.
“He will obviously encourage the players to raise their level of performance and be a big boost to them because some of them if not all, look to him as a role model.
“So hopefully we will have a good outing in our second match against Vanuatu.”
Securing a 1-1 draw in their first international friendly match last Saturday, Farina said he will not expect anything new in their second match but they will need to improve on their performance especially with the poor ground conditions.
“We will be expecting another good game but I don’t think Vanuatu will do anything new,” he said.
“They are a good team and very well organised so I am sure we will see something similar to what we witness on Saturday.
“However, while it will be good to have Roy, we need to improve on our performance in general especially our structure, defensive and attacking play.
“It is hard to carry out our game plan when the ground conditions are so bad but the good thing is, none of our players are injured and we hope Roy will also be fit and ready to play.
Fiji will play Vanuatu at 5pm today at Port Vila Stadium.

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