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Special Award For Roy Krishna At Fiji Football Associa­tion Awards

The Siberia, Labasa native thanked the Fiji FA for recogni­tion his effort
04 Mar 2019 10:00
Special Award For Roy Krishna At Fiji Football Associa­tion Awards
FIFA Legend Mikael Silvestre(left)hands over the award to Roy Krishna and Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel looks on at the Vodafone Fiji FA Awards at the Sofitel Fiji Resort on March 2,2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Fiji and Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna re­ceived the inaugural special achievement award at the 2018 Vodafone Fiji Football Associa­tion Awards Night at the Sofitel Fiji Resort on Denarau on Satur­day.

The Siberia, Labasa native thanked the Fiji FA for recogni­tion his effort

“It’s always good to come home and especially get recognized by Fiji Football,” he said.

“They’ve done so much and I know I still have a lot to do so I just want to thank them.

“I want to thank my club in Wel­lington for giving me two days off to be part of this occasion.”

Fiji FA chief executive Mo­hammed Yusuf said Krishna deserved the award after an ex­ceptional performance for Wel­lington Phoenix club in the last four months.

Guest speaker Mikael Silvestre also praised Krishna for his pas­sion.

League in 7 years: Patel

Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel said they plan to introduce league in the next seven years.

The first step is to ensure Fiji qualifies for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in USA.

As part of its development plan, the Fiji Under-16 team will be travelling to Israel this year to participate in a competition or­ganised by the OFC.

Five players will take part in a development programme with the Victorian Multi-cultural As­sociation in Melbourne.

He also confirmed Ba’s midfield­er Naren Rao Junior has signed with the Victorian Multi-Cultur­al Association to play for a profes­sional league club in Australia. Germany-based Nicholas Prasad is set to join him later this year.

From left; Lautoka coach  Kamal Swamy, Kavaia Rawaqa and Abdul Kadar with their awards at the Sofitel Fiji Resort on March 2,2019.  Photo: Waisea Nasokia

From left; Lautoka coach Kamal Swamy, Kavaia Rawaqa and Abdul Kadar with their awards at the Sofitel Fiji Resort on March 2,2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Winners:

Smart Efficient Security Vol­unteer of the Year- Mohammed Nasir ( Nadi)

Bank of Baroda Junior Wom­en footballer of the year- Trina Davis)

All Basic Supplies Junior Men footballer -Kishan Sami (Ba);

Lincoln Refrigeration Ltd Ad­ministrator of the Year (Senior) – Oneil Lal Chand (Nasinu)

Western Builders Fair Player of the Year- Rahul Krishna (Nadi)

PAC GROUP Media Personal­ity of the Year-Vashneel Prasad (FBC)

AAAK Group of Companies Referee of the Year – Ravitesh Be­hari (Rakiraki)

Jack’s of Fiji Team of the Year- National Women Team

JD Maharaj Administrator of the Year(Premier);Abdul Kadar (Lautoka)

Courts Goal of the Year- Bruce Hughes (Suva)

Coca-Cola Women Footballer of the Year-Jotivini Tabua (La­basa)

Vodafone Popular Footballer of the Year – Kishan Sami (Ba)

President’s Award Fiji FA Em­ployee of the Year- Arun Kumar (Ba)

Carpenters Motors Coach of the Year-Kamal Swamy (Lautoka)

Design Engineering Ltd Foot­baller of the Year (Male)-Kavaia Rawaqa (Lautoka)

Fiji FA Hall of Fame Inductee (Meritorious Contribution) – Late Manikam Pillai

Fiji FA Hall of Fame Inductee- (Meritorious Performance) – late Waisea Naicovi (Ba)

Fiji FA Special Achievement Award- Roy Krishna (Wellington Phoenix).

Edited by Osea Bola

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