Even before the COVID-19 crisis that shocked the world, a Labasa-born footballer was making history overseas; arguably the most important Fijian football player ever, Roy Krishna was named the best player of the 2018/19 Australian A-League season playing for the Wellington Phoenix. In that season, the striker also turned himself into the all-time top scorer of the Nix, also winning the golden boot award of the season.
This was not enough for Krishna: the former Labasa rep joined ATK from India to play the millionaire Indian Super League; the season was fantastic for the Fijian that ended second in the golden boot race and helped his side to win the league.
Now, Krishna is on the verge to make history again: now playing for the rebranded ATK Mohun Bagan, the Fijian guided the team to another ISL grand final, this time against Mumbai City. Krishna scored a total of 14 goals in the season so far and played a major role against NorthEast United in the semifinals of the competition – all three goals scored by ATKMB in the both legs were assisted by him – the striker has a total of seven assists combining the regular season and the ISL playoffs.
Krishna will lead ATK Mohun Bagan against Mumbai City in the decisive clash of the season this Saturday at 19:30pm India time – 2am Fiji Time – looking to make history once again for Fijian and Oceanian football.