The best Fijian footballer of all-time, Roy Krishna, missed a total of five games for his club in ATK Mohun Bagan in India; the striker was sidelined due an injury that forced the player to stop his prolific form in the most important football league of the South Asian region.
Just days after being confirmed in the national team squad, and as team captain, Krishna returned to the pitch coming from the bench in a hard-fought 2-2 draw of his team against Kerala Blasters. The Fijian Flyer played a total of 18 minutes in the game, but it is a good sign Krishna is slowly returning to his full fitness as the FIFA World Cup qualifiers approach.
Krishna, that guided ATK Mohun Bagan in the past two seasons to the grand final of the Indian Super League, sees himself with a total of four goals and four assists so far in the season – playing only 11 games. ATK Mohun Bagan sits third in the table, getting close to secure a berth one more time in the league’s postseason.
The already 34-year-old star player turned himself into an iconic figure in Indian football scenario, not only with his skills in the pitch, but also with his connectivity with Indian culture as his grandparents come from this Asian country.