Analysis

Roy Sets Pace, Try To Be Like Him

Krishna made the most out of his career in the Kiwi land, though patiently waited for his big break that came in 2008, when he signed with Waitakere United of the New Zealand Football League.
25 Nov 2020 13:18
Roy Sets Pace, Try To Be Like Him

Given everything Roy Krishna has achieved in football, it will prove difficult for any player to emerge from the country and emulate their best graduate.

Unless the current crop of footballers gives it a try outside of the country.

And while New Zealand seems to be the destination for young prospects, it should not be as far as where the dream should end.

Krishna made the most out of his career in the Kiwi land, though patiently waited for his big break that came in 2008, when he signed with Waitakere United of the New Zealand Football League.

And that set-in motion upward and onwards.

His transition with the Auckland City of the ABS Premiership in 2013 and in January 2014, he signed with the A-League’s Wellington Phoenix until the end of the 2013–14 season as an injury replacement for Paul Ifill,scoring his debut goal on 16 March 2014 against the Melbourne Heart.

Now playing optional year football with the ATK Mohun Bagan of the Indian Soccer League (ISL), he is Fiji’s best mind to set up an elite football academy.

Whereby he could identify, train, and develop Fijian footballers for overseas consideration.

Krishna has the power to negotiate as he has done during his tenure, help with tryouts and possibly work his contacts for overseas contracts.

For there is no better person than him in the country to draft footballers for big leagues.

The winner of the Johnny Warren medal for the best player during the 2018-19 A-League season understands that football is the same ball game played world-over, with a difference in attitude and approach.

He can share his experiences, triumph, and turbulences to those who desire to make it big.

We need to remember Krishna was Fiji’s diamond in the rough before he leapfrogged to New Zealand.

“I’m happy to be surrounded by great football minds who helped me every step of the way toward my footballing career”, Krishna said in an earlier SUNsports interview.

Now it is him who can offer his tactical and technical knowhow to footballers who could soon emerge as his replacement.

With his academy possibilities are infinite.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  oseab@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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