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Roy In Time For Group Opener

Digicel Fijian football captain Roy Krishna trained with his team-mates to prepare for today’s Group B clash against New Caledonia. Team manager Anushil Kumar confirmed to SUNsports yesterday that Roy arrived in Doha on Wednesday night all ready to play for his country.
20 Mar 2022 10:27
Roy In Time For Group Opener
Digicel Fijian football striker and captain Roy Krishna controls the ball away from Setareki Hughes during training in Doha, Qatar, on March 17, 2022. Photo: Fiji FA Media

Digicel Fijian football captain Roy Krishna trained with his team-mates to prepare for today’s Group B clash against New Caledonia.

Team manager Anushil Kumar confirmed to SUNsports yesterday that Roy arrived in Doha on Wednesday night all ready to play for his country.

“Roy also took part in the training session as he combined well with the other players,” Kumar said.

The Fijians are grouped with playoff favourites New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

According to the Oceania Football Centre, this is an important clash for both teams as the winner is on track for a semifinal spot.

The Fijians had a convincing 3-0 win over Vanuatu in their warm-up clash while New Caledonia thrashed a local club in Qatar 8-0.

Show of support

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) are backing the Digicel Fijian football team to do well at the Oceania qualifiers of the FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar.

FRCS staff Afraz Ali is one of the key defenders for the Flemming Serrtislev coached- squad.

While wishing the national team the best of luck in their Group B opener against New Caledonia, this morning.

FRSC chief executive officer Mark Dixon said they proud of Ali’s achievement.

“Congratulations Afraz, what a great achievement and we are proud of you,” Dixon said.

“Wishing you and the team the best of luck. You all have put in the hours and the effort, so now it’s the time to shine.

“I am sure that the FRSC team will be watching the game on television and cheering for you.”

Ali is a Border Control Officer and always had a passion to serve his country.

“It was a proud moment for me as I have been selected to represent my country and FRCS at the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Qatar. I thank my leaders at FRCS for helping me reach this far as they had always supported me in my work and also in getting leave for my games



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