Former Phoenix strikers ‘likely to part ways’ with Indian Super League club

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Former Wellington Phoenix strikers Roy Krishna and David Williams are reportedly set to leave their Indian Super League club ATK Mohun Bagan.

Krishna (34) is out of contract and currently in Fiji with his family following the deaths of his father and mother-in-law.

Williams (34), an Australian international, has reportedly had discussions with other ISL clubs in anticipation of a move.

Both left the Phoenix for India in time for the 2019-20 ISL season.

During their spells with ATK Mohun Bagan, Krishna has scored 36 goals and made 18 assists in 60 appearances.

Strike partner Williams has scored 17 goals and made eight assists in 55 games.

Retirement is an option for Krishna who has had a successful career that’s taken him from Fiji club Labasa in 2006 to become one of Oceania’s most prolific goalscorers. He’s among the five top goalscorers in the ISL since its inception in 2014.

After five years with Waitakere United — where he scored 65 goals in 75 appearances — he joined Auckland City and soon won a professional contract with the Phoenix.

Considered the best Fijian footballer ever, Krishna’s place in the game’s history is assured. He was named an Oceania Football Confederation ambassador last year and he’ll remain a fans’ favourite at the Phoenix for whom he scored 65 goals in 122 appearances.

He captained Fiji at the FIFA Oceania World Cup qualifying tournament in Qatar in March.

Main photo: Roy Krishna … will remain a favourite with Phoenix fans. Image: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Krishna’s glory days at the Phoenix

Williams’ goals for the Phoenix

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