Football

Roy To Play In The Asian Cup

“I’ll be back in India next month as we (ATKMB) prepare for the group stage of the Asia Cup in the Maldives in May. After the Asia Cup I can go on a longer holiday.”
27 Mar 2021 13:37
Roy To Play In The Asian Cup
Roy Krishna leaps into the air to celebrate a goal for ATK Mohun Bagan during the Indian Super League. Photo: ISL

Our national football star Roy Krishna is going to cut short his holiday in the country.

Roy is expected to return to India to join his club ATK Mohun Bagan as they prepare for the group stage of the 2021 Asia Football Confederation (AFC) Cup in the Maldives in May.

He will become the first Fijian to play in the competition.

The Siberia, Labasa, native arrived into the country with his wife Naziah on Wednesday and is at one of our quarantine facilities.

“It is good to be back home just for a short break,” Roy said yesterday

“I’ll be back in India next month as we (ATKMB) prepare for the group stage of the Asia Cup in the Maldives in May. After the Asia Cup I can go on a longer holiday.”

The ATKMB side are in Group D (South Zone) alongside Bashundara Kings (Bangladesh), Maziya SC (Maldives) and PO Winner South.

Roy added that the team need to be assembled on April 25 in Kolkata and is looking forward to the 2021 AFC Cup after he has featured in the Oceania Football Championship (OFC) previously.

“Only a few foreigners can play for the AFC which I am looking forward to,” he said.

“I have only played in the OFC so this is huge. Asia is a big confederation when it comes to football. They include all of Asia and the Middle East.

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